Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification
Biophysical Indicators (Environmental indicators)
The month under recorded significantly minimal rains compared to the long term mean for the month.
The state of water sources on average ranged between fair to poor across the livelihood zones indicating a below normal situation for this time of the year.
The county recorded on average moderate drought with some pockets recording poor to depleted vegetation condition.
Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)
On average the livestock body condition for all species ranged from fair to poor across the livelihood zone.
Moisture stressed season’s crop due to prolonged dry spell and windy conditions.
Milk production recorded an increase during the month under review.
Average distance to water sources by households remained stable with that of livestock recording an increase compared to the previous month.
Average cattle price remained stable while goat average prices recorded an increase compared to the previous month.
Average maize price recorded stability compared to the previous month while beans recorded an increase.
Terms of Trade were more favorable during the month under review compared to the previous month.
- The month under review recorded 0.1 percent of children under -five years at risk of malnutrition during the month under review which is an increase compared to the previous month.