West Pokot County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for September 2018


Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Inadequate rainfall was received with low intensity across livelihood zones in the first and second dekads of the month.
    The temporal and spatial distribution was poor. The rainfall situation performance is generally normal.

  • The vegetation condition depicts a worsening trend across most parts as indicated by the drop in the Vegetation Condition Index. All Sub-counties recorded above normal vegetation greenness despite decline. Forage condition remained good.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

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

  • Milk production and consumption at household level is stable. The Terms of Trade were favourable in September.

  • Majority of households fell within the Acceptable Food Consumption Score, with the coping strategy index decreasing within the month.

  • The proportion of children ‘at risk’ of malnutrition remained stable and within the normal range.