Kwale County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for January 2017


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.