Embu (Mbeere) County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for July 2021

Situation Report
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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The month of July has been dry, cold coupled with frost bite and mist.

  • The vegetation greenness remains above normal

  • Pasture and browse condition deteriorated.

Socio-Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators

  • Harvest quality and quality at fair to poor across both livelihood zones.

  • Livestock body condition is good to borderline

  • Milk production decline though was above normal.

Access Indicators

  • Terms of trade remain favourable and above normal

  • Milk consumption remain above normal.

  • Distances to water sources increased for both households and livestock.

Utilization Indicators

  • Only 0.4 percent of the sampled children ware moderately malnourished

  • Out of all sampled households, only 8% had borderline food consumption.

  • Household coping strategy index remains stable compared to last month.