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Turkana County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for March 2015

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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Vegetation condition index (VCI)-3 month in the county for March 2015 was 27 from 37 recorded February 2015, this is within the normal ranges across the sub counties.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

  • In March 2015, the livestock migration pattern was minimal and within the normal grazing routes to dry spell areas.

  • The livestock body condition was good to fair (3) during the month was between value 1- 4 of normal range.

  • The Terms of Trade are increasing from 31 kg of Maize to purchase a goat to 37 Kg.
    However, this within the normal range.