Kenya

Kilifi County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for December 2017

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Drought situation and phase classification

Biophysical Indicators (Environmental indicators)

  • Water availability recorded an improvement in the month of December.

  • Pasture condition ranged between good to fair across the livelihood zones.

  • The 3-month vegetation Condition Index (VCI) showed on average the county had normal vegetation greenness in the month of December.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators

  • Livestock body condition ranged between good to fair across all livelihood zones.

  • Milk production recorded a decrease compared to the month of November.

  • No migration of livestock was reported during the period under review.

Access indicators

  • Milk consumption recorded a decrease in the month of December.

  • Average distances to water sources by households and livestock recorded some decrease compared to the previous month.

  • Food prices recorded decrease as compared to the month of November.

  • The Terms of Trade were favorable for the livestock keepers.

Utilization indicators

  • Minimal households’ food shortages recorded in the month under review.

  • Percentage of children under five-years at risk of malnutrition recorded a decrease during the month under review.