Kwale County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for November 2015


Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

Rainfall report

  • The onset of the season was the fourth week of October

  • Most parts of the county had a fairly even distribution having received over 80-120 percent of the normal rainfall.

  • The temporal distribution was poor.

Vegetation condition: The county’s vegetation greenness is within normal ranges at 39.51.
Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators;

  • The crop condition was fair compared to good normally.

  • Livestock body was moderate compared to normal normally.

  • Milk production was above normal.

  • 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 lower than normal.

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