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

Source: Government of Kenya Country: Kenya
Drought Situation EW Phase Classification Biophysical Indicators The month of December was mostly sunny with few days of rainfall. Cloud cover was minimal. Rains were well distributed temporary and spatially. The 3-month Vegetation Condition improved significantly to very good vegetation greenness status. Condition and availability of pasture and browse was good and developing well due to presence of ample soil moisture. Water availability was good in all the sources following the heavy rains in all parts of the county. Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators) Production Indicators Body condition of small stock and cattle was ranged from fair to good in all livelihood zones. Milk production was good in the agro-pastoral and pastoral livelihood zone. Access Indicators Livestock prices improved significantly while food prices stabilized over the period under review. Vegetable prices reduced significantly due to increased supply. Household milk consumption was good over the period under review due to improved production. Utilization Indicators Proportion of households unable to adequately meet their daily nutritional needs remained at 68.0% of the population. Malnutrition level among children under five year’s remained high but expected to reduce significantly in the following months.


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