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Livelihood Zone Map

Sierra Leone Livelihood Zones Map

October 2016

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.
 
The Livelihood Zone Map for Sierra Leone is the result of a workshop in October 2016, it updates the livelihood zone map produced in November 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 eleven (10) livelihood zones are established for Sierra Leone: 
• SL01 - Tonkolli Food Crops, Gold and Iron Ore
• SL02 - Bombali Food Crops, Peppers, Tobacco and Livestock
• SL03 - Western Rice, Root Crops, Cereals and Trade Belt
• SL04 - Coastal Food Crops and Fishing
• SL05 - Kailahun-Kenema-Pujehun Cash Crops, Food Crops and Trade
• SL06 - Kono-Kenema-Bo Rice, Tree Crops and Timbers
• SL07 - Koinadugu Food Crops, Livestock and Trade
• SL08 - Follosoba Dembellia and Wara Wara Yagala Vegetables 
• SL09 - Freetown Peri-Urban 
• SL10 - Rice Bowl Areas

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 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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