Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification
The county received no rainfall throughout the month. The weather outlook for March 2021 shows that below-average rainfall is expected over the County.
Vegetation Condition: Severe vegetation deficit was reported across the livelihood zones, with Eldas and Wajir West experiencing extreme and severe vegetation deficits respectively.
Social Economic indicators
• Livestock body condition is fair to poor.
• Milk production declined.
• Migration of livestock was not normal and total crop failure was reported.
• Incidence of livestock disease reported; mainly CCBP, PPR, LSD, Trypanosomiasis.
• Terms of trade is unfavorable
• Milk consumption declined
• Return distance to water sources and cost of water increased when compared to normal
• Grazing distance to water sources increased. All water pans have dried up completely.
▪ Proportion of children with moderate malnutrition remained the same as the previous month at 23%.
▪ Desert locust invasion negatively affected crop, browse and pasture lands.