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Kenya: West Pokot County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for February 2020

Country: Kenya Source: Government of Kenya Drought Situation EW Phase Classification Biophysical Indicators Substantial rainfall was received across livelihood zones in February. The temporal and spatial distribution was fair. The vegetation cover index recorded was above normal range, with an improving trend across the livelihoods as portrayed by the increase in the Vegetation Condition Index.
All Sub-counties recorded above normal vegetation conditions. Forage condition is still good. Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators) The livestock body condition remained good with stable trend across the County. Distance to water sources slightly decreased. Milk production and consumption at household level stabilized and is above the long term average. The terms of trade remained favourable with a stable trend. Majority of households fell within the Acceptable Food Consumption Score as the Coping Strategy Index decreased. Nutrition status improved as the proportion of children at risk was within the normal range with a downward trend.


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