Kenya

Isiolo County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for March 2022

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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

▪ The weather pattern for the month of March was marked by sunny, intermittent cloud cover and some rains in Isiolo town.

▪ Vegetation condition was in moderate vegetation deficit.

▪ Forage shortage looms due to high rate of depletion in Kinna, Garbatulla and Burat wards

▪ Water availability was fair in majority of locations therefore shorter distances to watering points.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators

▪ Body condition in all species improved slightly though majority are still in a poor to fair body condition. Most affected are cattle.

▪ Household milk production declined slightly and expected to improve slightly in case the rains onset actualizes as expected.

Access Indicators

▪ Livestock market performance stabilized but may improve in case rains are received while food commodities prices remained relatively high attributed to low stocks.

▪ Household milk consumption was low due to poor availability.

Utilization Indicators

▪ Proportion of households with poor and borderline food consumption increased marginally.

▪ Proportion of children who were severely malnourished increased marginally attributed to poor food consumption.