Laikipia County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for October 2019


Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators


 Performance: the county received 6 to 12 days of moderate to heavy rains across the livelihood zones. The temporal distribution of the rains was good to fair whereas the spatial distribution was fair.

  • Vegetation Condition:

  • The Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) was above the normal range for the period, indicating a fair to good state of pasture and browse.

  • The available pasture and browse can last for 1.5 to three months, depending on the area.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators:

 There were no reported cases of livestock in migration from neighbouring Counties.

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

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

Access indicators:

 The terms of trade were below the normal range

  • Milk consumption within the normal range

  • The return distance from water sources to grazing areas was within normal range.

Utilization indicators:

 All within the normal range.