Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification
Performance: the County received on average 2 to 8 days of rainfall across the Pastoral, Marginal Mixed Farming (MMF) and Mixed Farming (MF) zones, with majority of the days being characterized by heavy to moderate rainfall.
The temporal and spatial distribution of the rains was fair to poor across the County.
The Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) was within the normal range for the period, indicating a largely fair state of pasture and browse, but poor in some pockets.
The available pasture and browse can last for two to four months, depending on the area.
Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)
There were few reported cases of livestock migration within Laikipia County and from Isiolo.
The body condition of animals was below the normal range for the period.
The terms of trade were above the normal range
The return distance from water sources to grazing areas was outside the normal range.
- Within the normal range.