Baringo County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for April 2021

Situation Report
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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Drought Phase: Normal- Stable

Biophysical Indicators

  • The county received below normal rains during the month.

  • The Vegetation greenness as depicted by the VCI is normal with Mogotio sub county registering moderate drought deficit.

  • The Water levels in most water sources are below normal at 30-40% capacity.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators:

  • The forage condition is fair to poor in both quality and quantity and is likely to worsen in the pastoral areas.

  • Livestock body condition is fair to poor in all livelihood zones.

  • Milk production is below the normal seasonal range across all livelihood zones.

  • Some livestock death cases which are drought related have been reported in the pastoral areas.

Access indicators

  • Terms of trade are within the seasonal range and on a declining trend.

  • Distances to water sources for households are below normal seasonal ranges and on an increasing trend due to reduction of water in the open water sources

Utilization indicators:

  • The number of under-five children at risk of malnutrition is on an increasing trend.

  • Copping strategy index (CSI) for households is within normal ranges.

  • The bulk of the households have acceptable food consumption score