Taita Taveta County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for November 2017


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.