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Kajiado County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for June 2020

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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • A few places got some light showers in the first and second week of June. This was normal as the wet season ends in May.

  • Vegetation greenness was above normal and, pasture and browse was good and accessible.

  • Distances to water sources for both livestock and domestic use were shorter than long term average for similar period.

Production and Access Indicators

  • Livestock were in good body condition and in their normal grazing fields while their prices were stable and above short term average.

  • Milk production was within the normal range during the month.

  • Crops yields in mixed farming areas were near normal for long rains season.

Access indicators

  • The terms of trade for pastoralists was above the long term average for this time of the year.

  • Similarly, the average household milk consumption was above the long term average.

Utilization Indicators

  • A few households who lacked money to buy their preferred food would still eat less preferred food to cope with the situation.

  • The risk of malnutrition for under-fives was less this time compared to the historical average for similar time of the year