Kenya

Garissa County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for February 2016

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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The vegetation condition indexes recorded during the month continue reduced when compared with the previous month. The current value 41.2(3month vci) is within the normal ranges for the month.

  • Water sources currently in use are boreholes, river tana, spring, and few water pans Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

  • The body condition of livestock is currently between good and very good at a score of 2-3.

  • Milk production continue to reduced and currently an average of 27 litres was produced.

  • There are normal livestock migration patterns in the county.

  • The terms of trade for the month continue to improve and traded at the ratio of 1:70.62

  • The return distance to water sources continue to deteriorate and currently livestock are trekking a distance of 10km.

  • The MUAC levels for at risk to malnutrition increased to11.4% .