Baringo County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for October 2019


Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Drought Phase: Normal- Stable

Biophysical Indicators

  • Most biophysical indicators are within the expected seasonal ranges.

  • Above average rainfall was received in the month of October 2019.

  • The Vegetation Condition Index values for Baringo County are above normal and stable.

  • The Water levels in most water sources are normal at (80%-100%)

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators:

  • The forage condition is good in both quality and quantity and expected to remain stable with the on-going rains.

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

  • Milk production is slightly below the normal seasonal range but on an increasing trend.

  • No Drought related Livestock deaths reported in all Livelihood zones.

Access indicators

  • Terms of trade are currently above normal seasonal ranges and on an improving due to improving livestock body conditions.

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

Utilization indicators:

  • The number of under-five children at risk of malnutrition was 15.9%, a decrease as compared 16.4% in the previous month.

  • Copping strategy index for households is still within normal ranges.