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Livelihood Description

Karamoja Livelihood Zone Descriptions

December 2013

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
National Parks/Reserves
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
National Parks/Reserves
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

Recent field visits by FAO, FEWS NET, and other partners suggested the possibility of a change of livelihood patterns and socio-economic conditions in the Karamoja region compared with the 2010 livelihood baselines. FEWS NET conducted a desk review to establish if livelihood patterns had changed and whether further work was required to update them. Though the initial review showed no clear evidence of any fundamental change in the patterns of livelihoods since 2010, the available information suggested a general drift of economy towards increased reliance on crops in traditional pastoral areas and an increase in livestock holdings in the agricultural zone, larger scale mechanised land-opening in some areas, increasing trade due to improved access to markets and emerging employment opportunities. The desk review recommended a regional workshop involving participants from all seven districts of Karamoja to verify the accuracy of all six livelihood zone boundaries in the region. This Livelihood Description product is the result of that workshop.

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.

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