Kenya

Lamu County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for September 2018

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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification Biophysical Indicators

  • The County received insignificant off season precipitation during the Month.

  • The vegetation condition Index (VCI-3Month) was showing a decrease of 6% compared to previous month.

  • The VCI indicated vegetation greenness above normal. The overall drought phase in the county was at Normal in September.

  • Forage condition was good across all livelihoods zones during the month.

Socio Economic Indicators Production indicators

  • All livestock species exhibited well to fair body condition and on improving trend.

  • Maize crop is in different stages of growth from flowering and grain filling,

  • Milk production increased by 18% compared to previous month of August.

Access indicators

  • Terms of trade were favorable to goat sellers in pastoral livelihood zone.

  • Water access for both human and livestock was good and stable in all the livelihood zones.

  • Milk consumption slightly increased and higher than the long term Average