Kenya

Taita Taveta County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for June 2022

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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

▪ The County recorded below normal rains that were poorly distributed in time and space.

▪ The county vegetation greenness condition was below the normal range (VCI-3Month; 20.31) and according to ASTROCAST forecast, vegetation is projected to be below normal ranges during the month of July 2022.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators

▪ Crops in the field were in poor condition and withering due to moisture stress.

▪ Goats and sheep body condition was good while that of cattle was good to fair.

▪ Average milk production per HH per day was below normal.

Access Indicators

▪ Terms of Trade were below normal.

▪ Milk consumption per HH per day was below normal.

▪ Household return distances to water sources were above normal.

▪ Distances to water sources from grazing areas were above normal.

Utilization Indicators

▪ The proportion of children at risk of malnutrition was within the normal range