Kenya

Baringo County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for April 2022

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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Drought Phase: Normal- Stable

Biophysical Indicators

• The county experienced a late onset of the long rains season

• The Vegetation greenness as depicted by the VCI depicted moderate vegetation deficit with Mogotio, Tiaty and Baringo Central sub counties having severe vegetation deficit.

• The Water levels in most water sources were below normal but recharge is ongoing.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators:

• The forage conditios were mainly poor in both quality and quantity

• Livestock body condition was fair to poor in Pastoral and Agrop pastoral livelihood zones.

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

• Livestock death cases which were drought related were reported in the Pastoral and Agro pastoral livelihood zones.

Access indicators

• Terms of trade are declining and below long term means

• Distances to water sources for households are above normal seasonal range but improving.

Utilization indicators:

• The number of under-five children at risk of malnutrition was above the long term mean

• Copping strategy index (CSI) is above normal and worsening.