Kenya

Transmara District: Drought Monthly Bulletin, May 2007

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Situation Overview:

Pastoral and Agro-pastoral livelihood zones (Kirindon, Lolgorian and parts of Kilgoris & Pirrar divisions) -

- Recorded about 8 rainy days on average, similar to that of the previous month, not well spread in time and space. The water situation for both livestock & people was fair but the trend was downward. Majority of the people had difficulties in accessing drinking water.

- Pasture quantity was sufficient and the livestock body condition was good. Livestock prices had decreased due to high supply as schools opened early in the month. Milk situation was good and stable. Maize price was low and increasing beyond the one recorded in the same season of the normal year. The food situation was still stable.

- The MUAC indicator for children under five years (about the nutritional status) was stable and had improved. The trend in the MUAC reversed opposite to that of the previous month, as Malaria outbreak had been contained.

Mixed farming livelihood zones (Keyian and Kilgoris divisions) -

- The situation was better, as these areas had a better potential than the above. Water and pasture availability was good. Milk production was good and stable.

- Maize crop in most farms was at weeding stage and was in good condition..

- The food situation was good and stable as well as the nutritional status of children under five years.