Baringo County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for September 2018

Situation Report
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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

** Drought Phase: Normal-Improving**

Biophysical Indicators

  • Most biophysical indicators show positive fluctuations above the expected seasonal ranges.

  • Below average rainfall was received in the month of September 2018.

  • The September Vegetation Condition Index values for Baringo County are above normal but on a declining trend compared to last month.

  • The Water levels in water pans are normal at 4 (50%-80%). This is expected to decline with high temperatures being experienced.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators:

  • The forage condition is good to fair in both quality and quantity but on a worsening trend across all livelihood zones. The situation remains stable with Livestock currently accessing pasture and browse at their traditional grazing fields.

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

  • Milk production is normal given the prevailing forage conditions.

  • No Livestock deaths were reported in all Livelihood zones.