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Liberia Livelihood Zones

  • Livelihood Zone Map
  • Liberia
  • January 2011
Liberia Livelihood Zones

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    Government of Liberia


    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
    Figures Liberia Livelihood Zones

    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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