Kenya

Garissa County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for May 2021

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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

 The county received an average of 10.1mm of rainfall which was below the long term average amount.  The 3-month VCI was 32.02 indicating moderate vegetation deficit and was below the long term average for the month.

  • Pasture condition was poor to fair across all livelihood zones

  • Both household distances 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 1.5 litres against the long term average of 2.6 litres.

  • Milk consumption was at an average of 1.4 litres against the long term average amount of 2.25 litres

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

  • The terms of trade were 39.5 against the long term average of 52.0

  • The mean coping strategy index (CSI) was 9.75 for the month against a long term average of 12.9.

  • 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 41.43 which was below the long term average of 43.7.