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Isiolo County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for December 2019

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Kenya
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Govt. Kenya
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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The month of December was mostly sunny with few days of rainfall. Cloud cover was minimal. Rains were well distributed temporary and spatially.

  • The 3-month Vegetation Condition improved significantly to very good vegetation greenness status.

  • Condition and availability of pasture and browse was good and developing well due to presence of ample soil moisture.

  • Water availability was good in all the sources following the heavy rains in all parts of the county.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators

  • Body condition of small stock and cattle was ranged from fair to good in all livelihood zones.

  • Milk production was good in the agro-pastoral and pastoral livelihood zone.

Access Indicators

  • Livestock prices improved significantly while food prices stabilized over the period under review. Vegetable prices reduced significantly due to increased supply.

  • Household milk consumption was good over the period under review due to improved production.

Utilization Indicators

  • Proportion of households unable to adequately meet their daily nutritional needs remained at 68.0% of the population.

  • Malnutrition level among children under five year’s remained high but expected to reduce significantly in the following months.