Turkana County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for September 2015


Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The county had a fair to poor pasture and browse condition. This was shown by the vegetation condition index (VCI)-3 month in the county for September 2015 was 24 which was a decrease from 33 of August 2015, this is normal

  • State of Water is 3 below the normal of 5-6, implies the state is inadequate.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

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

  • The livestock body condition was good to fair (5) during the month was between value 5- 9 of normal range.

  • The Terms of Trade recorded a value of 35 kg in exchange a goat against the maize which is the same as that recorded in