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Kenya: Tana River County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for February 2020

Country: Kenya Source: Government of Kenya Drought Situation EW Phase Classification Drought Phase:Normal-Stable Biophysical Indicators Most Biophysical indicators show positive fluctuations towards the expected seasonal ranges. Light showers of rainfall were received in the month of February 2020. The January Vegetation Condition Index values for Tana River County are above normal and clearly indicating very good vegetation conditions across all sub-counties. The Water levels in water pans have improved to above normal at 4(65%-75%) in all livelihood zones. Water levels within pastoral livelihood zones are still below normal and most areas are still experiencing water stress. Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators) Production indicators: The forage condition is good in both quality and quantity but the hatched locusts will reduce the quantity and quality.. Livestock body condition has improved across all livelihood zones. Milk production is above normal given the improved forage and pasture conditions. No Livestock deaths were reported in all Livelihood zones. Access indicators Terms of trade are currently above normal range. Distances to water sources for households currently are above normal ranges.
Utilization indicators: The number of under-fives at risk of malnutrition stood at 12.30%, which is above normal at this time of the year. Copping strategy index for households is within normal ranges but on an improving trend


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