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TABLE 8.1 Household vulnerability assessment matrix
Risk of an event
Ability to cope
Shocks/trends
Household characteristics
Access to resources
Production/income opportunities
Support structures
Current vulnerability
Crop and livestock production
(drought, soil conditions,
pests)
Market risks
(market infrastructure, price
luctuations, food shortages)
Political risks
(conlict, war)
Composition
Education
Health status
Out-migration
Access to land
Access to labor
Liquid Assets (cash or income)
Productive Assets (tractors,
wells, seeds, etc)
Common property resources
(wild food, irewood)
Food stores
Crop/livestock production
Wage labor
Other income sources
Seasonal migration
Community support
mechanisms
NGOs
Government support
Access to health care and
social services
Future vulnerability
(environmental degradation
land pressure
out migration)
Demographic changes
Land tenure changes
Employment trends
Economic growth
Support structure changes
Government spending
Source : derived from Frankenberger, 1991.
 
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