Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification
The March-May rainfall had delayed onset and poor spatial and temporal distributions.
Vegetation greenness declined though still above normal and water was fairly available and accessible for both livestock and domestic use.
The rain fed crops condition was fair due to poor rainfall distribution thus suffered moisture stress.
Livestock body condition was good with no unusual diseases.
Livestock prices reduced though remains above short-term average. Milk production improved but still below the long-term average probably due to low tropical livestock units.
The terms of trade was above five-year average while the amount of milk consumed by households increased above five-year average consumption for similar period of the year.
Household distances to water sources was slightly longer than long-term averages for similar period of the year.
The risk of malnutrition for under-fives was stable below the five-year average for similar month.
Households used the normal coping strategies such as selling small stocks to get food or money to buy food.
30.4% household in pastoral livelihood zone fell within the borderline food consumption score.