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 pests and diseases; 4) livestock pests 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.