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Kitui County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for November 2019

Govt. Kenya
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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

▪ The county experienced above normal rainfall with good temporal and uneven spatial distribution.

▪ The vegetation greenness was above normal.

Socio-Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators

▪ Crops were mainly at knee high/flowering stage and in good condition.

▪ Maize infestation by fall armyworms was reported.

▪ Livestock body condition was fair to good for all the species with no abnormal cases of livestock diseases and deaths reported.

▪ Milk production was below normal.

Access Indicators

▪ Terms of trade were unfavourable compared to long term mean.

▪ Milk consumption was within normal range.

▪ Water distances were below normal range.

▪ The cost of water at source was normal.

Utilization Indicators

▪ The percentage of children mid at risk of malnutrition was above normal range.

▪ Households employed consumption based coping mechanisms more frequently compared to normal.