Kwale County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for February 2016


Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

Rainfall report

  • Minimal rainfall was received in the county which was normal for this time of the year.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators

  • Livestock body was moderate compared to normal normally.

  • Milkproductionwasabovenormal.

  • There was no livestock migration.

  • There were no livestock deaths associated with drought.

Access indicators

  • Milk consumption was above normal.

  • Return distances were shorter than normal.

Utilization Indicators

  • The proportion of children at risk was slightly higher than normal.

  • Households were employing fewer and less severe coping strategies compared to normal.