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Livelihood Zones

Livelihood Zones

FEWS NET’s Livelihood Zone Maps identify the number of different livelihood zones in a country or region and define areas where the majority of people generally have the same food and cash income-earning opportunities, including comparable access to markets. Livelihood Zone Maps typically accompany FEWS NET’s Livelihood Zone Descriptions and Livelihood Profiles. 

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About Livelihood Zones
Description

Livelihood Zone Maps are produced through multi-day workshops during which food security stakeholders and country experts identify the different livelihood zones by considering factors such as agroclimatology, elevation, landcover, land use, market accessibility, sources of food and cash income, and major economic activities. FEWS NET’s Livelihood Zone Maps and shapefiles are available for download as PDFs, PNGs, and geographic information system (GIS) shapefiles. Logos displayed on zone map files indicate the partners who participated in and/or funded the zoning process.

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Nigeria Nigeria Livelihood Zones (2014)

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Nicaragua Nicaragua Livelihood Zones (2010)

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Ruanda Rwanda Livelihood Zones (2011)

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Ruanda Rwanda Livelihood Zones (2012)

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Sudán Sudan Livelihood Zones (2011)

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Sudán Sudan Livelihood Zones (2014)

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Sierra Leona Sierra Leone Livelihood Zones (2010)

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Sierra Leona Sierra Leone Livelihood Zones (2016)

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Senegal Senegal Livelihood Zones (2011)

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Senegal Senegal Livelihood Zones (2015)

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* The "Download all Livelihood Zones Data" button at the top of this page includes current livelihood zones

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