Kenya

Kilifi County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for April 2019

Attachments

Biophysical Indicators (Environmental indicators)

  • Minimal rains were recorded during the month under review.

  • The state of water sources was below normal at this time of the year.

  • The vegetation condition ranged between fair to poor across all livelihood zones.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators) Production indicators

  • On average livestock body condition ranged between fair to poor across the livelihood zones with a deteriorating trend.

  • Milk production recorded a decrease

  • Intra-migration of livestock reported during the month under review.

Access indicators

  • Milk consumption recorded a decrease

  • Household distances to the water recorded an increase.

  • Livestock trekking distance to water sources increased during the month of April.

  • Food price expected to remain high till next harvest season.

  • Terms of trade recorded a decrease during the month of April.

Utilization indicators

  • The proportion of children at risk of malnutrition recorded a decrease.