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The livelihood zone map for Guatemala is the result of a workshop in February 2016, it updates the livelihood zone map produced in November 2010.
A livelihood zone is an area within which people share broadly the same pattern of livelihood, including options for obtaining food and income and market opportunities. A livelihood zoning is essential for the following reasons:
It provides geographic orientation of livelihood systems to inform food security analysis and assistance targeting
It provides the basis for identifying geographically relevant food security monitoring indicators
It provides a sampling frame for future on-the-ground assessments
Livelihood patterns clearly vary from one geographic area to another, which is why the preparation of a Livelihood Zone Map is a logical first step for livelihoods-based analysis.
The following thirteen (13) livelihood zones were established for Guatemala:
GT01 - North Petén Forestry and Eco-tourism
GT02 - Central Petén Staple Foods and Cattle Farming Labor
GT03 - South Petén, NorthernTransversal Strip (FTN) and Izabal Agro-industry and Food Crops
GT04 - Caribbean Artisanal Fishing and Tourism
GT05 - Coffee, Cardamom, Forestry and Vegetable Production
GT06 - Western Highlands Labor, Staple Crops, Vegetables, Trade and Remittances
GT07 - Baja Verapaz and Quiché Staple Food and Agricultural Labor
GT08 - Motagua Valley, Fruit Agri-business Labor and Mining Labor
GT09 - Industrial, Agri-business Labor, Commerce and Services of Central Area
GT10 - Eastern Subsistence Food Crops and Agricultural Labor (Coffee, Fruit and Vegetables)
GT11 - Coffee Production
GT12 - Southern Agricultural Industry Labor and Food Crops
GT13 - Pacific Ocean Artisanal Fishing, Trade and Services
Livelihood Zone Map illustrates the country by zone, showing areas where people generally have the same options for obtaining food and income and engaging in trade.