Livelihood Zone Map

Liberia Livelihood Zones

January 2011

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

Presence countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Remote monitoring
countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.
Partners: 
Government of Liberia
CILSS
WFP

Summary

The Livelihood Zone Map for Liberia is the result of secondary data review and key informant workshops in October 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 nine (9) livelihood zones are established for Liberia:

  • LR01 - North-East Rice Intercropped with Cowpeas, Groundnuts, and Palm OIl
  • LR02 - North and Central Rice with Cassava and Market Gardening
  • LR03 - South-East Rice with Cassava
  • LR04 - Coastal Plain Cassava with Rice and River Fishing
  • LR05 - Coastal Fishing and Cassava
  • LR06 - Rice Intercropped and Forest Hunting
  • LR07 - Plantain Cash Crop with Food Crops
  • LR08 - Rubber and Charcoal with Food Crops
  • LR09 - Monrovia Peri-Urban: Petty Tade, Market Gardening, & Casual Employment

About Livelihood Zone Map

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. 

About FEWS NET

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food insecurity. Created by USAID in 1985 to help decision-makers plan for humanitarian crises, FEWS NET provides evidence-based analysis on approximately 30 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, USGS, and CHC-UCSB, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica.
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Link to United States Agency for International Development (USAID)Link to the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) FEWS NET Data PortalLink to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
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