Meru County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for October 2019
Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification
During the month under review the county experienced above normal rainfall in all the livelihood zones.
The heavy rainfall was way above the long term average for all the dekads.
The VCI for the Igembe North, Igembe Central and Igembe South sub counties depicted moderate vegetation deficit.
Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)
Weeding of maize and beans in all the livelihood zones.
Livestock body condition was fair for all species.
Milk production per HH per day was within the normal.
Terms of Trade were below the normal range.
Milk consumption per HH per day was below normal range.
Return distances to water sources were below the normal range.
Distances to water sources from grazing areas were below the normal range.
- The proportion of children at risk of malnutrition remained within the normal range.