Kwale County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for January 2017

Situation Report
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Biophysical Indicators

  • No rainfall was received in the county in January.
  • The Vegetation Condition Index was below normal at 13.58.
  • The state of water sources was inadequate and below normal.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators
- Livestock body condition was below normal at this time of the year.
- Milk production was normal but declining.
- No livestock migration was witnessed during the month.

Access Indicators
- Milk consumption was normal but declining.
- Return distances to water sources were longer than normal but had slightly decreased compared to the previous month.

Utilization Indicators
- The proportion of children at risk of malnutrition was higher than normal.