Nyeri County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for December 2017


Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The month of December received below normal rains that were poorly distributed in time and space. Cessation of the OND rains was by the first dekad of December.

  • Vegetation condition index for the month stood at 64.84. This is indicative of above normal vegetation condition greenness.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

  • The livestock body condition was fair across all livelihood zones.

  • Milk production increased from 5.1 in November to 7.1 in December.

  • Milk consumption increased from 1.6 litres in November to 1.7 litres in December.

  • Terms of trade ratio increased from 63.9 in November to 113.4 in December.

  • Percent of children at risk of malnutrition increase from 0.8 percent in November to 1.3 percent in December

  • CSI dropped from 5.75 In November to 5.29 in December.