Biophysical indicators show positive fluctuations towards the expected seasonal ranges.
Below average rainfall was received in the month of November 2019.
The November Vegetation Condition Index values for Tana River County are above normal and clearly indicating improvements across all sub-counties.
The Water levels in water pans have improved to above normal at 5 (65%-100%) in all livelihood zones. Water levels within pastoral livelihood zones are still below normal and most areas are still experiencing water stress.
The forage condition is good to fair in both quality and quantity but expected to improve with the ongoing short rains. Outwards Migrations from Delta reported.
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.
Terms of trade are currently below normal range but improving.
Distances to water sources for households currently are above normal ranges. Pastoral livelihood zones still stressed.
The number of under-fives at risk of malnutrition stood at 14.60%, which is above normal at this time of the year.
Copping strategy index for households is within normal ranges but on an improving trend.
Source: Government of Kenya