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

Source: Government of Kenya Country: Kenya
Drought Situation EW Phase Classification Biophysical Indicators The month of August was characterized by hot weather condition during the day. There were also strong winds. The 3-Month Vegetation Condition was stable, remaining in a severe vegetation condition. Condition as well as availability of pasture and browse ranged from fair to poor and on a deteriorating trend. Water availability in all sources ranged from fair to poor and on a deteriorating trend in the pastoral and agro-pastoral livelihood zones. Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators) Production Indicators Body condition of small stock and cattle was ranged from fair to poor in all livelihood zones. Camels’ body condition was good. Milk production was poor and on a declining trend in the agropastoral and pastoral livelihood zone. Crop yields were poor as a result of the poor rainfall performance. Access Indicators Livestock prices stabilized while food prices increased over the period under review. Household milk consumption was poor over the period under review due to poor production. Utilization Indicators Proportion of households that were unable to adequately meet their daily nutritional needs increased considerably. Malnutrition levels among children under five year’s worsened significantly over period under review.


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