Kenya

Kilifi County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for March 2021

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Situation Report
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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators (Environmental indicators)
• The month under review remained generally dry with high temperatures recorded across the livelihood zones.
• 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 an average of moderate vegetation deficit with some pockets recording depleted vegetation.

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.
• Cases of intra and inter and intra-migration were recorded across the livelihood zones.
• Milk production recorded a decrease during the month under review.

Access indicators • Average distance to water sources by households and livestock recorded an increase compared to the previous month.
• Average cattle and goat prices recorded a slight decrease during the month under review compared to the previous month.
• Both maize and beans recorded stability in average prices/kg compared to the previous month.
• Terms of Trade were less favorable during the month under review compared to the previous month.

Utilization indicators
• The month under review recorded stability in the percentage of children under- five years at risk of malnutrition compared to the previous month.