Liberia is one of the Sub-Saharan African countries with a higher dependency on rainfed-agriculture. It is also characterized by diverse socio-economic and institutional vulnerabilities that expose the agricultural sector to a myriad of risks including weather, biological, infrastructural, market and policy-related.
This report presents a systematic assessment of risks affecting Liberia’s agricultural sector. It identifies the top five priority risks as: 1) high precipitation (floods); 2) post-harvest losses; 3) crop pest and diseases; 4) livestock pest and diseases; 5) price risk; and 6) political risk. Drawing on robust quantifications, stakeholder consultations and analysis, the report also provides regional and sub-sectorial analysis of these risks. It goes on to map the existing policies for risk management and recommends tools for further improvement in risk management mechanisms.
Ministry of Agriculture of Liberia
PARM (2018). Agricultural Risk Assessment Study in Liberia (by CEIGRAM). Rome: PARM/IFAD. Available at: http://p4arm.org/document/agricultural-risk-assessment-study-in-liberia/