Improving Our Understanding of Rural Livelihoods: Innovations and Insight from FEWS NET

Underlying FEWS NET’s evidence-based food security and early warning analysis is a focus on understanding rural livelihood patterns - the ways in which people obtain food and income, and how these strategies affect the risk of food insecurity. To inform such discussions, FEWS NET supports a variety of data collection and analysis to understand livelihood patterns and trends. Recent examples of this work and implications for future analysis and research will be discussed during FEWS NET’s Improving Our Understanding of Rural Livelihoods event to be held on Wednesday August 30, 2017 from 10 – 11:15 a.m. at Chemonics International.

The panel will share four examples on:

  • Using Large-Scale Household Data for HEA Livelihoods Zoning: Nigeria LSMS Pilot Study
  • Evidence of Change a Decade On: Extracts from Ethiopia and Malawi
  • Exploring the Alignment of HEA Outcome Analysis and Survey0based Indicators of Acute Food Insecurity
  • Leveraging Technology for Improved Labor Market Monitoring in Madagascar

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For more information, view the event flyer.


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.