Kilifi County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for November 2017


Drought situation and phase classification
Biophysical Indicators (Environmental indicators)

  • Water availability was below normal at this of the year more so for Magarini sub county
  • Pasture condition ranged between fair to good across the livelihood zones.
  • The 3-month vegetation cover index (VCI) was 34.96 indicating moderate vegetation condition.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators

  • Livestock body condition ranged between fair to good across all livelihood zones.
  • Milk production recorded an increase compared to the previous month.
  • No migration of livestock was reported during the period under review.
    Access indicators
  • Milk consumption was above normal.
  • Average distances to water sources by households and livestock recorded some decrease compared to the previous month.
  • Food prices remained high and above long term mean.
  • The Terms of Trade were unfavorable for the livestock keepers.
    Utilization indicators
  • Households’ food shortages was still evident.
  • Percentage of children under five-years at risk of malnutrition recorded an increase during the month under review.