Taita Taveta County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for October 2019

Situation Report
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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The County registered early onset of short rains. The rains were above normal and evenly distributed across all livelihood zones.

  • The county vegetation greenness condition was above the normal range (3 Months VCI 39.08).
    Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators

  • Weeding was ongoing in the highlands and lowlands.

  • Livestock body condition was good for all species across all livelihood zones.

  • Average milk production per HH per day was above normal.

Access Indicators

  • Terms of Trade were within the normal range.

  • Milk consumption per HH per day was above normal.

  • Return distances to water sources were below normal range.

  • Distances to water sources from grazing areas were below normal.

Utilization Indicators

  • The proportion of children at risk of malnutrition was within the long term average.