Kenya

Kilifi County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for August 2021

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Situation Report
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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators (Environmental indicators)

• The month under review recorded minimal to no rains compared to the previous month.

• The state of water sources on average ranged between fair to poor across the livelihood zones indicating a below normal situation for this time of the year.

• The county recorded on average moderate drought with some pockets recording poor to depleted pastures condition, a below normal situation for this time of the year.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators

• On average the livestock body condition for all species ranged from fair to poor across the livelihood zone.

• Season’s crop still in the farms recorded moisture stress.

• Milk production recorded a decrease during the month under review.

Access indicators

• Average distance to water sources by households and livestock recorded an in increase in the month of August compared to the previous month.

• Average livestock prices recorded a decrease for the month under review compared to the previous month.

• Average maize price remained stable compared to the previous month while beans recorded a decrease.

• Terms of Trade remain stable during the month under review compared to the previous month.

Utilization indicators

• The month under review recorded 0.3% cases of children under -five years at risk of malnutrition.