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Mandera County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for September 2018

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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Light showers received in some parts of County during the reporting month.

  • Vegetation condition; the current three-month Vegetation Condition index for the County showed above normal vegetation greenness but worsened compared to the previous month.

  • The pasture and browse conditions is fair across the county during the month.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

  • Production indicators; Availability and accessibility of milk is above normal when compared to long term average
  • The current situation of Water is normal compared to similar time last year
  • Livestock body condition is good across all the livelihood zones
  • Livestock prices have increased compared to last month.

  • The Terms of trade is above normal and favourable to pastoral communities.

  • The utilization indicator is outside the normal range.