Presence Country
March 2015
Key Messages
  • The March to May long rains are expected to be near average to below average in amount in both pastoral and marginal agricultural areas, but they are likely to be near average to above average in the high- and medium-potential agricultural areas. 

  • In pastoral areas, below-average rainfall would likely to lead to slower and less than usual regeneration of rangeland resources. Household food security would improve slower than usual. Through June, the majority of pastoral households will likely remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2). In the areas with even fewer resources in Isiolo, Wajir, Garissa, Turkana, and Marsabit, households currently in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) are expected to remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) through at least June. 

  • For the southeastern marginal agricultural areas, below-average March to May rainfall would likely lead to low crop and livestock production. However, some labor opportunities and some short-cycle crops harvested around May/June will temporarily improve food consumption. Many households are expected to remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2) through at least June.

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