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Comprehensive Assessment of the Agriculture Sector in Liberia : Volume 3, Sub-sector Reports, Part II

ABUNDANCE OF WATER AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITY AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AGRICULTURAL LAND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES AGRICULTURE ANNUAL RAINFALL AQUIFERS BAY BEACH BENEFICIAL USES BIODIVERSITY BIRDS BRACKISH WATER CALCIUM CAPACITY BUILDING CATCHMENT CATCHMENT AREA CATCHMENT AREAS CHANNEL CHANNELS CLASSIFICATION CLIMATE COAST COASTAL PLAINS COASTAL WATER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT CONDUCTIVITY CONSERVATION CONSTRUCTION COVERING CROP PRODUCTION CROPLAND CROPS DAMS DISCHARGE DISTRICT ASSEMBLY DRAINAGE DRINKING WATER ECOSYSTEM ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS ENVIRONMENTAL FUNCTIONS ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES EROSION EVAPORATION EVAPOTRANSPIRATION EXCESS WATER EXPORT FARMERS FARMING FARMS FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FISH FISHING FLOOD PLAINS FLOODING FLOODPLAINS FOREST FORESTRY FORESTS FRESH WATER FRESHWATER FRESHWATER RESOURCES FRUIT GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS GRAVEL GROUNDWATER GROUNDWATER RESOURCES GROUNDWATER SOURCES GROWING SEASON HIGH TIDES HUMIDITY HUMUS HYDROPOWER POTENTIAL INLAND FISHERIES INTERNATIONAL WATER INTERNATIONAL WATER RESOURCES INVESTMENT PROPOSALS IRRIGATION IRRIGATION SYSTEMS LAND AREA LAND AREAS LAND CONSERVATION LAND OWNERSHIP LAND TENURE LAND USE LAND USE PRACTICES LOCAL AUTHORITIES LOGGING MAINTENANCE OF WATER MANGROVE MANGROVE SWAMPS MARINE WATERS METAMORPHIC ROCKS METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS MOISTURE MOTORIZED PUMPS MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARKS NATURAL RESOURCES NUTRIENTS ORGANIC MATERIAL ORGANIC MATTER OWNERSHIP OF LAND OWNERSHIP OF WATER PERCOLATION PERMEABILITY PERMITS PLANTATION PLANTATIONS POLLUTION POROSITY PRESERVATION PRESSURE PRIVATE WATER SUPPLY PROVISION OF SERVICES PROVISION OF WATER PROVISION OF WATER SUPPLY PUBLIC COMPANY PUBLIC HEALTH PUBLIC UTILITY PUBLIC WATER PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY PUBLIC WORKS PUMPS RAIN RAINFALL RAINFALL DISTRIBUTION RANGES REASONABLENESS REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT REMOTE SENSING RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES RESPONSIBILITY FOR WATER RIPARIAN RIVER RIVER CATCHMENTS RIVER SYSTEMS RIVERINE RIVERS RUNOFF RUNOFF COEFFICIENT RURAL SETTLEMENTS RURAL WATER RURAL WATER SUPPLY SAFE DRINKING WATER SAND SANDY SOILS SANITATION SANITATION BOARD SEDIMENTARY ROCKS SEDIMENTS SERVICE DELIVERY SEWERAGE SERVICES SHALLOW WELLS SOCIAL SERVICES SOIL CONSERVATION SOIL SURVEYS SOIL TYPES SOILS SOURCES OF WATER SPECIES SURFACE AREA SURFACE WATER SWAMP SWAMPLAND SWAMPS TOPOGRAPHY TOWN UPLAND AREA UPLAND SOILS UPLANDS URBAN CENTRES USE OF WATER VEGETATION WASTE DISCHARGES WASTEWATER WATER BODIES WATER BODY WATER CONSERVATION WATER CONTROL STRUCTURES WATER DEVELOPMENT WATER HOLDING CAPACITY WATER MANAGEMENT WATER PROJECTS WATER QUALITY WATER QUALITY MONITORING WATER REQUIREMENTS WATER RESOURCE WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT WATER RESOURCES WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT WATER RIGHTS WATER SECTOR WATER SOURCE WATER SUPPLIES WATER SUPPLY WATER SUPPLY PROJECTS WATER USE WATER USES WATER YEARS WATERCOURSES WATERSHED WATERSHED MANAGEMENT WATERWAYS WELLS WETLANDS WILDLIFE
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Africa | Liberia
2012-06-11T17:46:05Z | 2012-06-11T17:46:05Z | 2007

The overall objective of the Comprehensive Assessment of the Agricultural Sector (CAAS) is to provide an evidence base to enable appropriate strategic policy responses by the Government of Liberia (GoL) and its development partners in order to maximize the contribution of the agriculture sector to the Government's overarching policy objectives. Given the strong relationship between growth in agricultural productivity and poverty reduction, future efforts in Liberia need to focus on productivity enhancing measures with a pro-poor focus that increase incomes. Growth based on extensification using traditional technologies is generally not profitable and has damaging implications for the environment. Given the low level of assets possessed by most Liberians, future efforts need to address the question of access to assets (i.e. land, knowledge and inputs) in addition to providing opportunities and an enabling environment. Liberia needs to make concerted efforts to preserve and consolidate its emerging stability by focusing on interventions to ensure food security and poverty alleviation at the community and household levels. Improving access to food and generating sustainable, remunerative activities and employment are crucial to this process. This report is designed to assist in indicating and specifying the potential role of specified agricultural commodity value chains in achieving the priority objectives of the government by focusing on small holders, traditional farming, and food security and forms an input for the preparation of a strategic orientation framework to achieve sustainable food security, nutrition and agricultural development. This report reviews gender issues in Liberia's agriculture and rural sector with a special focus on rural women and how to improve their participation and contribution to rural development. The report reviews women's roles in agriculture and the rural economy; their access to key inputs and services which are essential to carry out their socio-economic role in rural areas; as well as gender-related social trends and problems that may have an impact on productivity and poverty reduction in rural areas. The assessment also reviews the institutional and policy framework for agriculture and rural development and identifies opportunities to improve the rural sector's capacity to address gender issues and support female farmers and rural entrepreneurs. The findings and recommendations will inform the reform of the sector, currently underway, and thereby support the GoL poverty reduction effort and the implementation of the Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (IPRSP).

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