Comprehensive Assessment of the Agriculture Sector in Liberia

The Comprehensive Assessment of the Agricultural Sector of Liberia (CAAS-Lib) was launched by the Government of Liberia, with assistance from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Bank and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), to provide a vision and policy and programme options for the agricultural sector and for food security, and also to help the sector institutions prepare themselves for the transition to nation-building after nearly 14 years of war and destruction of life and property. The review comes at a time of transition from war to peace and nation building by the recent process of democratic elections and also the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) that calls for halving of the number of poor and hungry people by 2015.

As a sub-sector report contributing to the overall review, the main tasks of this study are to: review information on the resource base and analyse the land and water sector data, bearing in mind the environmental issues; review past and present water development and management projects with regard to water control and soil conservation; analyse options for development of water and soil conservation projects as priority investments; review planned overlapping activities in the sector and formulate implementation strategies.