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Kwale County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for September 2018

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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The first two dekads of the month received normal rainfall.

  • The Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) was above-normal at 52.24.

  • The state of water sources was normal for this time of the year.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators

  • Livestock body condition was moderate similar to last month which was normal for this time of the year.

  • Milk production was above-normal for this time of the year.

  • No livestock migration was reported during the month under review.

Access indicators

  • The terms of trade were 13.5 percent lower than the normal 53.3.

  • Milk consumption was within seasonal norms for this time of the year.

  • Access to water for domestic use was also within seasonal ranges for this time of the year.

Utilization Indicators

  • The proportion of children at risk of malnutrition was above-average for this time of the year implying that it was worse compared to normal times.