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Kenya: Meru County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for February 2020

Country: Kenya Source: Government of Kenya Drought Situation EW Phase Classification Biophysical Indicators Rainfall: the County experienced off season rainfall which were above normal across all the livelihood zones. The rains were unevenly distributed in terms of space and time. Vegetation condition: above normal greenness condition was recorded across all livelihood zones. Pasture and browse condition was good across all the livelihood zones. Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators) Production Indicators: rain- fed crops were in harvesting stage.
Farmers were also preparing land for the long rains. Livestock body condition was good for all species. No livestock diseases reported. Milk production per HH per day remained stable. Access Indicators: Return distance to water sources for both households and livestock decreased owing to increased recharge levels. Terms of Trade remained Favourable Milk consumption per HH per day was stable and normal at this time of the year. Utilization Indicators: Milk consumption per HH per day remained the proportion of children at risk of malnutrition decreased.
The household copying strategy index reduced owing to replenished household stocks.


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