Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification
The first dekad of the month received significantly above-average rainfall while the second dekad received below normal rainfall.
The vegetation condition index for May was normal for this time of the year.
The state of water sources was as normal for May.
Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)
Weeding was on-going for the long rains season crop.
Crop condition was fair currently when normally it would be good.
Milk production was below normal for the month.
No cases of drought-related livestock deaths or migration were reported during the month.
Terms of trade (casual labour to maize) were within seasonal norms implying normal household purchasing power.
Household milk consumption was within seasonal norms for May.
Distances to water sources for domestic consumption were above average.
- The proportion of children at risk of malnutrition was approximated at 2.8 percent for children aged 0-5 years.