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Kenya: Kitui County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for June 2020

Country: Kenya Source: Government of Kenya Please refer to the attached file. Drought Situation EW Phase Classification Biophysical Indicators The month of June was dry in most parts of the county and this is normal. The vegetation greenness was above normal. Socio-Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators) Production Indicators Harvesting of food crops was on-going across the livelihood zone. However, wilting of late planted crops was reported. Livestock body condition was good to fair with no abnormal cases of livestock migration and deaths as a result of drought. However, suspected cases of contagious caprine pleuro pneumonia disease were reported. Milk production was below normal. Access Indicators Terms of trade were favourable compared to long term mean. Milk consumption was below normal. Water distances were within normal range. The cost of water at source was normal. Utilization Indicators The percentage of children at risk of malnutrition was within normal range. Households employed consumption based coping mechanisms less frequently compared to normal.


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