West Pokot County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for August 2020

Situation Report
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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification**

Biophysical Indicators

  • Adequate rain was received across livelihood zones in August. The temporal and spatial distribution remained good.

  • The vegetation cover index recorded was above normal range, with a stable trend across the livelihoods as depicted by stability in the Vegetation Condition Index. All Subcounties recorded above normal vegetation conditions.
    Forage condition is still good.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

  • The livestock body condition is still good with stable trend across the County. Distance to water sources declined.

  • Milk production and consumption at household level is stable and is above the long term average.

  • The terms of trade is favourable with a stable trend.

  • Most of the households fell within the Acceptable Food Consumption Score as the Coping Strategy Index decreased.