Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification
The onset of short rains season was late with an average rainfall of 82.4% which is within normal range.
In the month under review, rainfall distribution was uneven in terms of space and poor with respect to time.
3month Vegetation condition index is within normal range.
The water situation has improved compared to the previous month.
Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)
Crops in the field are in good condition especially in the hill masses. However, in some pockets in the rain fed lowlands maize crop is withering.
Pasture and browse condition has improved compared to previous month.
Livestock body condition has improved due to availability of pasture and reduced trekking distances to water sources.
Although milk production is below normal, there was an increase compared to the previous month.
Terms of Trade were favorable.
Proportion of children less than five years rated to be at risk of malnutrition is within normal range.