Laikipia County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for June 2018


Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators


  • In the month of June, the County experienced 6-13 days of moderate to heavy rainfall. The rainfall was generally well distributed in terms of time and space.

Vegetation Condition:

  • The Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) is above the normal range for the period, indicating very good state of pasture and browse condition across most areas.

  • The available pasture and browse is expected to last for at the least 3 months.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators:

  • There was no migration recorded.

  • Milk production per household was within the normal range at this time of the year.

  • The body condition of animals was within the normal range for the period.

Access indicators:

  • The terms of trade are above the normal range

  • Milk consumption is within the normal range

  • The return distance from water sources to grazing areas is also within the normal range.

Utilization indicators:

 All within the normal range.