Kilifi County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for September 2019
Biophysical Indicators (Environmental indicators)
The month of September recorded some rains with uneven spatial distribution as areas of Ganze and Magarini sub counties remained extremely dry especially Bamba, Adu and Kayafungo wards.
Vegetation condition varied across the county between fair to poor.
The state of water sources was below normal at this time of the year.
Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)
The condition of green grams, cassava and cowpeas is poor and below long term mean
On average the Livestock body condition ranged between good and poor, marginal mixed farming and livestock farming zone recording poor body condition for cattle.
Milk production recorded a decrease compared to the previous month mainly this can be attributed to deteriorating pasture and water.
On average milk consumption recorded a decrease.
Average distances to the water sources both for livestock and households recorded some slight decrease with livestock faming zone recording high distances.
Average food price remained high and expected to remain high due to high demand attributed to poor 2019 long rains season.
Terms of trade remained stable in the September.
On average the proportion of children at risk of malnutrition recorded a decrease
Household’s food consumption ranged between poor and acceptable with some parts of the county hard hit with food shortages.