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Kwale County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for October 2017

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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Above-normal rainfall was received in both livelihood zones.
  • The Vegetation Condition Index was above normal at 55.36
  • 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 normal.
  • No livestock migration was reported during the month.

Access indicators

  • Milk consumption was slightly above normal.
  • Return distances to water sources were normal.

Utilization Indicators

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