Food Security and Livelihoods Assessment of Lebanese Host Communities

Date published
30 Jun 2015
Research, reports and studies
Food and nutrition, Food security, Livelihoods, Needs assessment, Refugees/IDPs, Host Communities
Food & Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

REACH was contracted by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) to conduct a national level assessment on the food security and livelihoods situation of Lebanese host communities. The assessment aimed to provide humanitarian and development actors, as well as the Ministry of Agriculture, with baseline information in order to establish a comprehensive strategy for food security and livelihoods interventions targeting host communities. The Food Security and Livelihoods Assessment (FSLA) was informed by a secondary data review that showed a clear lack of information on Lebanese host communities.

The assessment consisted of several phases. A series of data collection and analysis exercises were undertaken between September and December 2014. First, as mentioned above, a desk review was commissioned to collate and synthetise the most up-to-date secondary data available on the agriculture, food security and livelihoods situations of Lebanese host communities. Second, primary data collection was undertaken. It combined focus group discussions with targeted qualitative key informant interviews and a household survey. This report presents the findings from the assessment.