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Kenya: Baringo County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for August 2019

Source: Government of Kenya Country: Kenya
Drought Situation EW Phase Classification Drought Phase: Alarm-Worsening Biophysical Indicators Most biophysical indicators are within the expected seasonal ranges. Above average rainfall was received in the month of August 2019. The Vegetation Condition Index values for Baringo County are above normal and on an improving trend compared to the last month. The Water levels in most water sources are normal at (70%-90%). Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators) Production indicators: The forage condition is fair to good in both quality and quantity and expected to improve with the on-going rains. Livestock body condition is fair to good in all livelihood zones. Milk production is below the normal seasonal range and on an increasing trend. No Drought related Livestock deaths reported in all Livelihood zones. Access indicators Terms of trade are currently below normal seasonal ranges and improving due to improving livestock body conditions. Distances to water sources for households currently are within normal seasonal ranges and on a declining trend due to recharge of most of surface water sources. Utilization indicators: The number of under-five children at risk of malnutrition was 18%, a decrease as compared 20.02% in the previous month. Copping strategy index for households is still within normal ranges.


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