West Pokot County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for September 2020

Situation Report
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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • During the month under review, sufficient rainfall was received across livelihood zones in August. The temporal and spatial distribution remained good across the livelihood zones.

  • The vegetation cover index recorded was above normal range, with an increasing trend across the livelihoods as portrayed by the increase in the Vegetation Condition Index.
    All Sub-counties recorded above normal vegetation conditions. Forage condition is good.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

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

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

  • The terms of trade is favourable with a increasing trend in all livelihood zones.

  • Most of the households fell within the Acceptable Food Consumption Score as the Coping Strategy Index decreased across livelihood zones. There were no notable variations in livelihood coping strategies employed.