Kitui County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for September 2018

Situation Report
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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The month of September was dry and this is normal

  • The vegetation condition was fair and within the normal range.

Socio-Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators

  • Land Preparation had begun in anticipation of the short rains

  • Livestock body condition ranged from good to fair for all the species with no abnormal cases of migration or death reported.

  • Suspected cases of lumpy skin diseases (LSD) in cattle and CCPP in goats were reported.

  • Milk production was within the normal range.

Access Indicators

  • Terms of trade were favourable compared to long term mean.

  • Milk consumption was within normal range.

  • Distances to water sources were within normal range.

  • The cost of water at source was normal.