Nigeria Livelihood Zones, May 2014

from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 24 May 2014 View Original


The Livelihood Zone Map for Nigeria is the result of secondary data review and key informant workshops in March and April 2014.

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:

  1. It provides geographic orientation of livelihood systems to inform food security analysis and assistance targeting
  2. It provides the basis for identifying geographically relevant food security monitoring indicators
  3. 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.