Taita Taveta County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for September 2018

Situation Report
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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The county experienced light rains in the highlands. Low temperatures prevailed during the reporting period.
  • The county vegetation condition index was above normal. All the four Sub Counties VCI depicted vegetation greenness above normal.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators

  • Farmers have started preparing agricultural lands waiting onset of short rains.
  • Livestock body condition was good for all species.
  • Milk production per HH per day was above normal.
  • Livestock migration patterns were normal.

Access Indicators

  • Terms of Trade were favourable and above the normal range.
  • Milk consumption per HH per day was above normal.
  • Distances to water sources were at the normal range.
  • Distances to water sources from grazing area were at the normal range.

Utilization Indicators

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