Vulnerability Assessment (MC)

Vulnerability Assessment

Recipient
Mercy Corps
Dates
January to July 2014
OutputsEvent, research, resources
Technical Area
Agriculture and natural resource management

In the Dry Zone of Myanmar, Mercy Corps assessed the vulnerability of farming communities to variable and shifting environmental conditions, a disabling governance and policy environment, and inefficient agricultural markets. To share assessment findings, Mercy Corps developed a case study document and held a webinar. Mercy Corps also developed Food Security Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment Guidance to provide guidance for implementing a regional-scale food security-focused vulnerability and capacity assessment, an integrated process for identifying and prioritizing shocks and stresses and understanding capacities to absorb, adapt, and transform when faced with them. Mercy Corps has used learning from this initial experience to inform an agency approach to strategic resilience assessments, which has now been applied in Nepal, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Niger.

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