Kenya

Baringo County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for July 2020

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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Drought Phase: Normal- Stable

Biophysical Indicators

• The county received above normal rains during the month.

• The Vegetation greenness as depicted by the VCI is above normal.

• The Water levels in most water sources are normal at 90%-100% capacity.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators:

• The forage condition is good in both quality and quantity and is expected to remain stable until the next rainfall season.

• Livestock body condition is good in all livelihood zones.

• Milk production is within the normal seasonal range.

• No drought related livestock deaths were reported during the reporting period..

Access indicators

• Terms of trade are stable and within the seasonal range.

• Distances to water sources for households are below normal seasonal ranges and stable due to recharge of most surface water sources.

Utilization indicators:

• The number of under-five children at risk of malnutrition is minimal and stable.

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