Turkana County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for November 2017


Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall: The County received 80 percent of normal rainfall that was fairly distributed across the county.
  • State of water sources are normal.
  • Vegetation: The Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) remained above the normal.
  • Pasture and browse are normal (green vegetation cover).

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

  • Crops are in a fair condition; but pests for Maize reported mostly in Turkana East and South Sub-counties.
  • All livestock species in good body condition and normal.
  • Milk production is above normal and improving.
  • The distance of livestock from grazing areas to water sources decreased and is below the long term average.
  • Return distance of households to water sources remained similar to previous month and above normal.
  • Terms of Trade remained good and was above normal.
  • The percent of children below 5 years with MUAC less than 135 mm (at risk of malnutrition), remained 13 and below the normal.
  • Coping Strategy Index increased, albeit below normal.