Mandera County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for November 2017


Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • There was some rain received in different parts of the County during the first dekad of November. No rains were received after the first dekad.
  • Vegetation condition; the Vegetation Condition index for the month of November was 32.35 categorizing the County as moderate vegetation deficit band.
  • Field Observation shows that the pasture regeneration was poor in all the sub counties though significant regeneration of browse was noted in most parts of the County.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

  • Production indicators; Milk production and consumption are below long term average but have improved compared to last month.

  • Livestock prices have improved compared to last months.

  • Term of trade is below long-term average making unfavourable to pastoral communities

  • The livestock body condition for all species is improved

  • The utilization indicator is outside the normal range