Kwale County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for May 2021

Situation Report
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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • 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)

Production 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.

Access indicators

  • 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.

Utilization Indicators

  • The proportion of children at risk of malnutrition was approximated at 2.8 percent for children aged 0-5 years.