Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification
Drought Phase: NORMAL
- The biophysical indicators show no much unusual fluctuations from the expected seasonal range.
o Below normal rainfall of 53.00 mm received within the month of October which is below average at this time of the year.
o The vegetation condition index VCI-3month for the County is above normal ranges. This is attributed to off season light showers received in better part of July-August.
o Water in the pans is within normal ranges (70%-50%)
Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)
Most Livestock are still accessing pasture and browse at their traditional grazing zones but Pastoral livelihood is reducing in both quality and quantity. Minimal migration reported in pastoral livelihood zones.
Livestock body condition is fair in all livelihood zones.
Milk production is within normal ranges but projected to reduce in the next one month due to reducing quality of pasture and browse which might lead to migrations.
Terms of trade are still within normal range and favourable to pastoral livelihoods.
Distances to water sources for households are within normal ranges
MUAC is at 11.8% this is below the threshold point of 15%. A slight increase compared to that of last month.
Occurrence of waterborne/water related diseases is within normal, water contamination reported in Baringo South.