Baringo County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for September 2019
Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification
Drought Phase: Alarm-Worsening
Most biophysical indicators are within the expected seasonal ranges.
Above average rainfall was received in the month of September 2019.
The Vegetation Condition Index values for Baringo County are above normal and on an improving trend compared to the last month.
The Water levels in most water sources are normal at (70%-80%).
Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)
The forage condition is fair to good in both quality and quantity and expected to improve with the on-going rains.
Livestock body condition is fair to good in all livelihood zones.
Milk production is below the normal seasonal range but on an increasing trend.
No Drought related Livestock deaths reported in all Livelihood zones.
Terms of trade are currently below normal seasonal ranges but 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.
The number of under-five children at risk of malnutrition was 16.4%, a decrease as compared 18% in the previous month.
Copping strategy index for households is still within normal ranges.