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Taita Taveta County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for November 2017

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Biophysical Indicators
- The county received moderate rains in the month under review.
- The rains were uneven in spatial distribution and poor in temporal distribution.
- The rains promoted pasture regeneration and recharged water sources.
- Vegetation condition index stood at 29.13 depicting moderate vegetation deficit.

Production Indicators
- Weeding continued in most parts of the county.
- Livestock body condition was fair especially for cattle.
- Milk production was below normal. However, there was an improvement compared to previous month.
- Livestock migration was normal and no deaths were reported.

Access Indicators
- Terms of Trade were favourable and above the normal range.
- Milk consumption was below normal.
- Livestock grazing distances were above the normal range.

Utilization Indicators
- The proportion of children at risk of malnutrition was within normal range.