Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification
Biophysical Indicators (Environmental indicators)
Insignificant amount of rainfall was recorded in February
The pasture and browse condition ranged from fair to good but a deteriorating trend was observed across all livelihood zones.
Average 3 month VCI was 50.68 a decline from the previous month.
Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)
Livestock body condition was ranged from fair to good across all livelihood zones
Milk production decreased further in the current month.
Poor maize crop harvest recorded but cassava harvest was good.
The average distance to water sources by both households and livestock recorded a further increase.
The terms of trade were favorable for the livestock farmers during the month as compared to the previous month.
38% of total milk produced was consumed at households while the rest was sold at average price of Kshs48.
The proportion of children at risk of malnutrition increased further
The coping strategy index increased as household food security continued to deteriorate.