Turkana County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for March 2017

from Government of Kenya
Published on 31 Mar 2017 View Original

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Good rainfall amounts were received in most northern and pockets of western parts of the county during third week of the month.

  • Pasture and browse condition remained poor in all areas. The condition is below normal.

  • The state of water is inadequate in main water sources in all areas. The situation is below normal.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

  • Livestock migration was above normal, with both unusual pattern and grazing routes (to dry season grazing areas).

  • The livestock body condition was poor in most areas of the county.

  • Distances to grazing-water increased while household water distance decreased.

  • The Terms of Trade recorded were poor in all the livelihood zones except in the agro-pastoral zones (fair). The situation was below normal.

  • Percentage of children at risk of malnutrition decreased although remained below normal.