Kilifi County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for May 2020


Biophysical Indicators (Environmental indicators)

• The month under review recorded an increased amount of rainfall compared to the previous month.

• The state of water sources was good across the livelihood zones.

• Average distance to water sources by households and livestock was below the short term mean at this time of the year.

• Vegetation condition remained good across the livelihood zones.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators

• Livestock body condition was good for all species across the livelihood zone.

• No livestock migration was recorded during the month under review.

• There was an increase in average milk production.

• On average crops condition in the farms was good.

Access indicators

• Average livestock prices recorded an increase in the month of May.

• Average food (maize and bean) prices recorded some decrease.

• Terms of Trade recorded a slight increase for the month under review compared to the previous month.

Utilization indicators

• Proportion of children at risk of malnutrition recorded an increase in May.