Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification
The month of September was characterized by hot weather with relatively strong winds. There was continuous sunny weather during the day and mild rainfall onset indications.
The 3-Month Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) increased slightly maintaining an above normal vegetation condition.
Pasture and browse availability was good in the pastoral and agro-pastoral livelihood zones.
Water availability in all sources was good following a significant recharge during the long rains season. Water levels in rivers and water pans dropped significantly.
Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)
Livestock body condition for all species was good in all livelihood zones.
Milk production was low compared to the previous month.
Crop yields, cereals and legumes, were good as more supply was realized in the markets. Vegetables under small-scale irrigated systems were doing well.
Livestock prices improved during the month while food commodities prices stabilized.
Household milk consumption reduced slightly over the period under review.
- Malnutrition levels among children under five year’s reduced slightly showing improvement in the overall nutrition status.