Kenya

Mandera County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for November 2016

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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The County received rains as from the last week of the Month.

  • The rainfall was inadequate and poorly distributed across all livelihood zones in both space and time.

  • Vegetation condition; the 3-month Vegetation Condition index for the County was 25.16 classifying it as moderate vegetation deficit

  • The Monthly VCI for Mandera West is showing severe while all the other sub counties except Mandera South are in moderate vegetation deficit.

  • Pasture and browse situation are poor in all sub counties.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

  • Production indicators; Milk production and consumption have declined as compared to last month but above LTA.

  • The centres under water trucking have reduced as compared to last month.

  • Terms of trade are unfavourable to pastoral communities.

  • The body conditions for all livestock species are poor in the entire county.

  • The utilization indicator is within the normal range.