After decades of internal conflict, Liberia faces both opportunities and challenges for agriculture-led growth and food security. Although real GDP declined by almost 66 percent between 1987 and 2005, a period of growth ensued beginning in 2006. In 2014, the country was again devastated economically and socially by the Ebola crisis. After withstanding such distressing events, Liberia continues to be one of the world’s poorest countries but has immense potential in agriculture given its rich natural resources.
Liberia relies heavily on food imports to meet domestic food needs for staples, vegetables, pulses, chicken, meat and condiments. Food insecurity is
Results by the Numbers
More than 41,000 farmers and other producers have applied new technologies or management practices on over 50,000 hectares of land since FY13.
Feed the Future rice farmers have experienced 48 percent higher sales than other rice farmers since its programs in Liberia began.
Seven percent of Liberians reached by Feed the Future have a bank account, nearly two times more than other Liberians, an important
As part of the wider reconstruction efforts and in response to the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Program, the Government of Liberia's cross-sector national Food Security and Nutrition Strategy and Country Investment Plan were approved in September 2010.
Feed the Future supports the following programs, partnerships and organizations in Liberia.
The John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer Program