The State of Food Insecurity in Liberia

05 Oct 2010
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Summary

The Report records the state of food insecurity in the country, focusing attention on counties and regions where action is most needed, thereby supporting both national and regional policy efforts and advocacy work.

Highlights

  • Between 2006 and 2010 food security in rural Liberia improved even more markedly than the figures reveal since the latest survey was carried out during the lean season while in 2006.
  • The demand for food is intensifying because Liberia has a population growth rate of 2.1% (2008 population census), which, if maintained, means the population will double by 2041 higher than other sub-Saharan post conflict countries.
  • In 2008, when global prices peaked, rice imports accounted for more than half of the country’s total import bill for food and live animals and overall food and fuel accounted for 49% of total imports.

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