National Drought Update – April 2020

Due to the timely start of the March-April-May (MAM) rainfall, all the 23 ASAL counties are currently categorized in the normal drought phase, with the trend improving in 5 counties while a stable trend was observed in 17 counties. Early onset of the MAM 2020 season rainfall has started to impact positively on both crop and livestock production. In many ASAL areas, livestock production has improved which is attributed to the increased availability of water and pasture. The availability of these rangeland resources has led to a general improvement in livestock body condition for all livestock species, which in turn has boosted milk production and an overall increase in livestock productivity.

National drought update for April 2020