Kenya

Kilifi County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for May 2021

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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators (Environmental indicators)

  • The month under recorded significantly minimal rains compared to the long term mean for the 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 vegetation condition.

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.

  • Moisture stressed season’s crop due to prolonged dry spell and windy conditions.

  • Milk production recorded an increase during the month under review.

Access indicators

  • Average distance to water sources by households remained stable with that of livestock recording an increase compared to the previous month.

  • Average cattle price remained stable while goat average prices recorded an increase compared to the previous month.

  • Average maize price recorded stability compared to the previous month while beans recorded an increase.

  • Terms of Trade were more favorable during the month under review compared to the previous month.

Utilization indicators

  • The month under review recorded 0.1 percent of children under -five years at risk of malnutrition during the month under review which is an increase compared to the previous month.