Kenya

Nyeri District: Drought Monthly Bulletin, May 2007

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Situation Report
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Situation Overview

- The rain season has began though late and the rainfall has been received throughout the district

- All the areas in the district have received rainfall with good distribution and in good amounts

- Flow in the rivers has improved with increased precipitation in the catchments

- There have been no conflicts on water resources during the season that ended since the situation was not dry as before

- Harvesting of maize is ongoing in some high altitude areas, and this as lead to some reduction in maize prices

- Cereals are available in the markets, though not much is available in stocks for the farmers

- Livestock prices have gone down due to the opening of markets in the neighboring districts after the rift valley fever outbreak.

- This has affected mostly cattle and goats

- The number of children sampled whose MUAC is below 135mm has reduced showing an improved situation

- The situation in the district is currently normal and improved changed.

Recommendations

- Youth groups to be trained on tree planting as a business entrepreneurship.

- Tree planting season begin early enough enough before the rains end.

Previous DSG Recommendations

- Livestock vaccinations against Rift Valley Fever are done to avoid loses as experienced during the last outbreak.

- People be encouraged to keep upcoming livestock including rabbit to improve food security