Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification
The month of February was generally dry expect for light showers that were unevenly distributed.
The vegetation greenness for the month was good as indicated by vegetation condition index of 48.31.
Socio Economic Indicators
Livestock body condition is good for all species and animals are grazing in their normal grazing areas at this time of the year.
Milk production was below normal and no drought related deaths were reported
Crop condition is good.
Terms of trade are favourable for Livestock Keepers and milk consumption is above the long term mean. Proceeds from sale of a goat could buy 114kg of maize
The return distances to water sources were within normal ranges at 2.6km while the cost of water was normal at kshs 2 per 20litres jerry can.
The percentage of children at risk of malnutrition as measured by mid upper arm circumference (MUAC) below 135mm was 5.1 below the long term mean of 9 percent.Coping strategy index (CSI) werewithin the normal ranges and mainly communities employed food coping strategies like reducing the size of meals.