Taita Taveta County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for October 2017


Biophysical Indicators

  • The county received light rains in the fourth week of October.
  • Though unevenly distributed the rains promoted pasture regeneration and recharge of water sources.
  • Vegetation condition index stood at 32.26 depicting moderate vegetation deficit.

Production Indicators

  • Planting 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 livestock deaths were reported.

Access Indicators

  • Milk consumption was below normal.
  • Livestock distances remained within the normal range.
  • Marauding elephants destroyed fruit trees and crops.
  • Terms of Trade were below the normal range.

Utilization Indicators

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