Abim Drought Bulletin February 2013

Report
from ACTED
Published on 28 Feb 2013 View Original

SITUATIONAL OVERVIEW

The district status is still Normal since all sectors such as crop, water and livelihood revealed normal condition except livestock sector which is predominantly affected by disease prevalence especially Tick born across the district. It is also important to note that sorghum prices have remained in Alarm even though livelihood sector revealed normal condition.

Specifically under Crop sector a lot of activities are on-going ranging from vegetables growing around water points, dry sawing and land opening across the district though still minimal.

The drought risk is low as the seasonal weather focus from March-May 2013 revealed that, the region has been experiencing occasional light showers and thunderstorms since January.

The onset of steady rains is expected early April and relaxation is expected towards end of May. Overall, near normal to above normal rainfall (more rain than usual) is expected in this region.