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Embu (Mbeere) County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for May 2021

Govt. Kenya
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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The rains continued in the month of May but decreased in amount and intensity. The distribution was poor and uneven

  • The vegetation greenness remains above normal

  • Pasture and browse condition improved further

Socio-Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators

  • Crop condition good to fair across both livelihood zones.

  • Livestock body condition is good to borderline

  • Milk production was above normal.

Access Indicators

  • Terms of trade remain favourable and above normal

  • Milk consumption remain above normal.

  • Distances to water sources remain stable for both households and livestock.

Utilization Indicators

  • Only 0.3 percent of the sampled children ware moderately malnourished

  • Out of all sampled households, only 20% had borderline food consumption with 1 percent being in poor food consumption

  • Household coping strategy index remains stable compared to last month.