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Kenya: Embu (Mbeere) County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for August 2019

Source: Government of Kenya Country: Kenya
Drought Situation EW Phase Classification Biophysical Indicators Rainfall: No rainfall recorded in both sub counties during the month of August. Vegetation Condition: both sub counties recorded poor pasture condition while browse condition ranged from fair to poor across both sub counties. Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators) Production indicators: No crops in the farms, land preparation ongoing in both livelihood zones. Livestock body condition for shoats remain fair while that of cattle deteriorated further to poor across all the livelihood zones. Milk production also remain stably low. Access indicators: Average return distance to water sources for both households and livestock remain stably high in August due to drying of surface water sources and breakdown of strategic boreholes. The Terms of Trade remain stable also for the period under review. Utilization Indicators: Milk consumption remain stably low while the proportion of children under five years at the risk of malnutrition increased due to depletion of household stocks. The households coping strategy index increased also due to food shortages.


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