Remotely Monitored Country
Livelihood Description

HONDURAS Livelihood Zone Descriptions

March 2014

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.

Summary

This Livelihoods Zones and Descriptions document, which includes the map and descriptions of the livelihood zones, is part of the knowledge base for FEWS NET’s food security monitoring activities. These tools provide points of reference and indicate whether the conditions reported at a given time justify a more in-depth study.

The Livelihood Zone Descriptions product, sometimes called Livelihood Zoning “Plus”, is based on the Household Economy Approach. It includes a traditional livelihood zoning component, which describes typical characteristics of the zone, seasonal calendars and access to food by the poor, and some characteristics of socioeconomic status are explored through the juxtaposition of the relatively poorer and relatively better-off households.

The results presented in this report describe the context of the livelihoods of zones identified, as well as hazards and response strategies among poor households, which allows anticipating how households may be affected by various shocks. In addition, they provide a geographic context for interpreting existing monitoring data on production, prices, and other indicators in order to identify potential problems; also, rapid assessment teams may be able to use the zoning as a basis for sampling in their studies.

About Livelihood Description

Livelihood Zone Description accompanies a zone map, briefly describing the main characteristics of the livelihood patterns in that zone. The maps and descriptions, which identify relevant variables by geography, are useful in informing the development of monitoring systems.

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 some 34 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, and USGS, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica. Read more about our work.