Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification
The County received below average rainfall during the Month of May.
The vegetation condition Index (VCI-3Month) showed increase of seven percent when compared to previous month.
The VCI indicated normal vegetation greenness. The overall drought phase in the county was at Normal according to VCI but Alert according to the situation on the ground.
Forage condition was fair to poor across all livelihood zones during the month.
Socio Economic Indicators
All livestock species exhibited fair to poor body condition.
Crops farmers are at Land preparation and Germination.
Milk production increased and above the LTA compared to previous month of April.
Terms of trade were favorable livestock herders than crop farmers in mixed and Agro pastoral livelihood zones respectively.
Water access for both human and livestock was fair depending on the water sources in the zone.
Milk consumption was stable and lower than the long-term Average.
The proportion of children at risk of malnutrition currently stable and above average when compared to normal ranges.
The average coping strategy decreased when compared to previous month of April.