Liberia

Liberia

Liberia is located in West Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean between Côte d’Ivoire and Sierra Leone. The climate is tropical with dry winters and wet summers.

 


AGRICULTURE

Liberia has the highest ratio of direct foreign investment to GDP in the world. Richly endowed with water, mineral resources, forests and a climate favorable to agriculture, the country is a strong producer and exporter of basic products such as raw timber and rubber.

Of the total land area, only 4 percent is utilized for cultivated crops, while another 2 percent supports permanent crops such as fruit- and nut-bearing trees.

CHALLENGES

Environmental issues facing Liberia include tropical rain forest deforestation, soil erosion, loss of biodiversity and pollution of coastal waters.

PRODUCTS

Cassava . Cocoa . Coffee . Livestock . Palm Oil . Rice . Rubber . Sugarcane

PROJECTS IN LIBERIA

IFDC is working to increase food security in Liberia. Our key project in the country is USAID WAFP.

Photo Credits: Department of International Development

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