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Kenya: Kajiado County: Drought Monitoring and Early Warning Bulletin for August 2019

Source: Government of Kenya Country: Kenya
Drought Situation EW Phase Classification Biophysical Indicators Dry weather with some off season conditions prevailed in August. The short rains were below the normal ranges. The county vegetation condition was moderate with fair to poor pasture in a deteriorating trend. Water situation was inadequate with strategic water points getting pressure from livestock, people and wildlife. Production and Access Indicators Livestock body condition, milk production and prices declined with a deteriorating trend though still above long term means. The long rains harvest was less than 10% of the normal. Both intra and out migration were early in June and on going. Access indicators The terms of trade was above the long term average but on the decline and trend expected to continue. Milk consumption declined due to low production. Return distance to water sources both for domestic and livestock use increased above long term averages. Utilization Indicators The risk of malnutrition for under-fives increased though still below the normal range for this time of the year. Households were employing both livelihood and consumption based coping startegies About 70% households were consuming acceptable diet.


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