Baringo County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for September 2019

Situation Report
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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Drought Phase: Alarm-Worsening

Biophysical Indicators

  • 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)

Production 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.

Access indicators

  • 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.

Utilization indicators:

  • 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.