Kenya Red Cross addresses drought issues in Kwale

The Kenya Red-cross Society, has started a plan of buying goats and sheep from farmer families  who have been affected by Drought in Kinango, Kwale County.

This is as more than 200 livestock have been slaughtered and meat distributed to families in order to curb drought.

The program will go on for a period of two months, and will involve 1500 families.

Drought in Kwale continues to be a major concern.

This is as the first of  January received below normal rainfall while the second and third parts received near normal and above normal rainfall respectively.

The vegetation condition for the month was below normal with the county being classified in the moderate drought category. The state of water sources was also below average.

There were no land preparation activities during the month, even as little crops planted were still on the field but the condition was poor.

On the other hand milk production was below average.

Intra-county movements by herders was recorded, as livestock herders were moving from livestock livelihood zones to mixed farming zones in search of pasture and water.

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