The initial phase of the implementation of the of impact evaluation design and the baseline survey have been completed successfully. This baseline report presents the descriptive analysis of the pre-programme situation and serves as a point of reference for the impact evaluation. The report describes deprived and vulnerable communities, highlighting the context in which WFP’s resilience programme will seek to strengthen resilience. A large percentage of the households studied have high levels of food insecurity, low levels of food consumption, and diets lacking nutritional diversity. Most households are subsistence farmers who grow crops during the main agricultural season. The most common shocks were droughts, floods, high food prices, and crop diseases. But most households are also exposed to multiple shocks: households in the sample experienced an average of 2.8 shocks per year.