Kenya

Moyale Sub-County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for February 2016

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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

Vegetation condition

  • Pasture and browse condition is fair-good across the county exhibited by monthly VCI and FCI.

  • January VCI was 25.94 which exhibits moderate vegetation deficit for Moyale Sub County.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators

  • Livestock body was moderate compared to normal.

  • Milk production was below normal.

  • There were no livestock deaths associated with drought.

Access indicators

  • Milk consumption was below normal due to low Milk productions.

  • Return distances were below normal and within normal range.

Utilization Indicators

  • Malnutrition levels increased with 18.1% children under 5 years at risk of malnutrition.

  • Coping strategies index has increased indicating poor household food insecure.