Kilifi County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for November 2016


Drought situation and phase classification

Biophysical Indicators (Environmental indicators)

  • On average the county received 24 mm of rainfall which was 34 percent of normal.

  • State of water sources in the county during the month under review was 2 (strongly inadequate).

  • On average pasture condition was depleted in the ranching and marginal zone and poor in other livelihood zones.

  • Significant deterioration of 3-month vegetation Condition Index to extreme vegetation deficit

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators

  • Livestock body condition was poor and deteriorating at score of 2 and 1 in some parts in the ranching zone.

  • Milk production remained stable in the month of November as compared to October.

Access indicators

  • The average distance to water sources by both households and livestock decreased slightly

  • Water price per 20ltr jerry can was significantly high compared to normal.

  • The terms of trade remained unfavorable.

Utilization indicators

  • The proportion of children at risk of malnutrition recorded an increase. Coping Strategy index remained stable an indication of household food shortage.

  • Slight increase in proportion of milk consumed at households