Kenya

Garissa County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for July 2021

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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The county received an average of 6.1 mm of showers which was below the long term average amount.

  • The 3-month VCI was 25.91 indicating moderate vegetation deficits and was below the long term average for the period.

  • Pasture condition was poor in all livelihood zones with exception of Ijara sub county which had fair pasture condition

  • Both household and livestock trekking distances to water sources increased and were above the long term average.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

  • Livestock body condition for cattle and sheep was fair to poor while that of goats and camels was fair to good.

  • Average milk production was 1.45 litres against the long term average of 2.31 litres.

  • Milk consumption was an average of 1.2 litres which was below the long term average amount of 2.16 litres.

  • Market prices for all livestock species remained within the normal ranges.

  • The terms of trade were 37.2 against the long term average of The mean coping strategy index (CSI) was 8.98 for the month against a long term average of 11.7

  • Proportion of children below five years at risk of malnutrition was 7.5 percent which was below the long term mean

  • The mean food consumption score was 38.12 which was below the long term average of 41.36.