Kotido Drought Bulletin February 2013
The status of the district remained in Alert mainly because of Crop sector which is worrying due to continuous food stock depletion leading to high sorghum prices and also livestock sector which has been affected by Tick born and Trypanosomiasis across the two livelihood zones i.e. pastoral and agro-pastoral. However, dry sawing, land opening, procurement of seeds by NGOs working within the district are also on-going. Water sector revealed normal condition. The drought risk is low since 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.