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Guatemala Livelihood Zone Map

  • Livelihood Zone Map
  • Guatemala
  • January 2017
Guatemala Livelihood Zone Map

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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


Figures Guatemala Livelihoods Zone Map

Figure 1


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.

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