Taita Taveta County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for April 2018


Biophysical Indicators

  • The county recorded rainfall amount above normal and characterized by good temporal and even spatial distribution.
  • The long rains started early during the first week of March compared to third week normally.
  • The county vegetation condition index was above normal. All the four Sub Counties VCI depicted vegetation greenness above normal.

Production Indicators

  • Maize crop was above knee high with the early planted crop at tasseling and cob formation stages.
  • Livestock body condition was good for all species.
  • Milk production per HH per day was above normal.
  • Livestock migration patterns were normal.

Access Indicators

  • Terms of Trade were favourable and above the normal range.
  • Milk consumption per HH per day was above normal.
  • Distance to water source was below the normal range.
  • Livestock grazing distances were below the normal range.

Utilization Indicators

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