Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification
Vegetation greenness was far above normal for similar period of the year.
Pasture, browse and water situations remain above the long-term average since April. Southern pastoral zone is water stressed. Production Indicators
Livestock body condition was good and stable for all species.
Household daily milk production was still below the long-term average due to low livestock tropical unit and low calving rate.
No livestock migration since April as pasture and browse was available.
The terms of trade was above the long term average and expected to remain so for the next two months.
Milk consumption was below the long-term average for similar period of the year due to low production.
Distances to water sources from homestead and grazing fields were shorter than the long-term averages.
Households used minimal coping strategy mainly by consuming less preferred food in September. Most of them were in acceptable food consumption score category.
Nutritional status of under-fives improved resulting into reduction of those at risk of malnutrition to below the long-term average.