Kwale County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for November 2017

Situation Report
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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Normal-to-above normal rainfall amounts were received in both livelihood zones.
  • The Vegetation Condition Index was above normal at 57.91.
  • The state of water sources was normal for this time of the year.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators

  • Livestock body condition was normal at this time of the year.
  • Milk production was below normal.
  • No livestock migration was witnessed during the month.

Access indicators

  • The terms of trade were below normal for the month.
  • Milk consumption was slightly below normal.
  • Return distances to water sources were higher than normal.

Utilization Indicators

  • The proportion of children at risk of malnutrition was above normal for this time of the year.