Narok County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for August 2020

Situation Report
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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators


▪ Moderate showers were received in the mixed farming and agropastoral livelihood zones with the pastoral livelihood zone receiving relatively low to no rainfall in the month under review,

Vegetation condition:

▪ The county vegetation greenness was above normal during the month under review as depicted by Vegetation Condition Index (VCI).

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators:

▪ Maize, wheat and beans harvesting is ongoing and land preparation.

▪ Livestock body condition remained good across all the livelihood zones.

▪ Milk production ranged from fair to good and within the normal range compared to the long-term average.

Access indicators:

▪ Terms of trade was favorable across all the livelihood zones.

▪ Milk consumption was stable across all the livelihood zones.

▪ Water access for both human and livestock consumption remained good across the livelihood zones.

▪ Distances to water sources is stable and below the normal range.

Utilization Indicators:

▪ There was a slight increase in the number of children who were malnourished measured by mid upper arm circumference (MUAC).

▪ Most households were within acceptable food consumption scores and employed normal coping strategies in accessing food.