Meru Lowlands: Shock Income

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Using the information in Handout 2, calculate the immediate impact of the drought on each source of income. Enter your answers into Column B of Table 2. * Round your answers to the nearest whole number (i. E. 1,000 rather than 1,000. 25) * Be sure to include the "thousands separator" (i. E. 1,000 rather than 1000). * Only enter the number value, do not include Shillings (i. E. 1,000 rather than 1,000 KSH)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Sale of Livestock
    • Livestock: On average, one cow was sold (in 2012) following the drought in 2011 and the remaining cows have failed to give birth. This means that in 2013 farmers had no calves to sell and no milk production. 
    In the current year, the immediate impact of the drought is that households earn _____ Shillings from the sale of livestock?
  • 2. 
    Sale of Livestock Products
    • Livestock: On average, one cow was sold (in 2012) following the drought in 2011 and the remaining cows have failed to give birth. This means that in 2013 farmers had no calves to sell and no milk production. 
    In the current year, the immediate impact of the drought is that households earn _____ Shillings from the sale of livestock products?
  • 3. 
    Sale of Own Crops
    • Short rains crops: Little maize germinated and, after normal green consumption (one month), only 1½ sacks were harvested as dry crop.  Half a sack was kept for seed and 1 sack was kept for consumption.
    • Long rains crops: The forecast for the long rains in March to May 2013 is of poor rains. It was predicted that there would be no second dry harvest, but that growing conditions would be sufficient to produce enough maize to be eaten green for a month, as in the baseline year. 
     In the current year, the immediate impact of the drought is that households earn _____ Shillings from the sale of their own crops?
  • 4. 
    Labour Migration The drought has no immediate impact on labour migration  In the current year, the immediate impact of the drought is that households earn _____ Shillings from labour migration?
  • 5. 
    Sale of Firewood The drought has not immediate impact on the availability or price of firewood  In the current year, the immediate impact of the drought is that households earn _____ Shillings from the sale of firewood?
  • 6. 
    What is the total households income in the current year after the initial effect of the drought?
  • 7. 
    Does total households income in the current year exceed expenditure on maize and beans?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

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