Kenya

Meru County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for October 2019

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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • 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)

Production 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.

Access Indicators

  • 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.

Utilization Indicators

  • The proportion of children at risk of malnutrition remained within the normal range.