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Nyeri County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for November 2019

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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Above normal rains were received in Kieni. Amounts received were uniformly distributed in time and space.

  • An improvement was recorded in vegetation condition as result of OND on-going rains.

  • There was a general improvement in water access, as recharge of water sources was good and open water sources were full to capacity.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

  • Livestock body condition was good and smooth.

  • Seasonal crops performance is good. Farmers are currently undertaking second weeding and top dressing.

  • There was an eight percent increase in milk yield which also gave rise to a seven percent increase in consumption.

  • Distances to water sources for households use remained unchanged.

  • Terms of trade ratio were within the normal range.

  • Percent at risk of malnutrition is also within normal range at 1.1 percent.