The rapid assessment was carried out from 25 to 27 of August 2011. Findings are based on Focus Group Discussions (FGD), key informant interviews and a market survey. Twenty FGDs were conducted with vulnerable groups namely marginal farmers and day labourers, female groups and local representatives such as UP chairmen, UP members and various other elites. Five market surveys were conducted in large and small markets. The selection of the upazilas for the assessment was purposive, the worst affected upazilas of Satkhira. The field staff of Shushilan conducted the FGDs and market surveys, while WFP and FAO conducted the key informant interviews.