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Comprehensive Assessment of the Agriculture Sector in Liberia : Volume 4, Crosscutting Issues

ABSOLUTE POVERTY ACCESS TO MARKETS ADULT LITERACY AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AGRICULTURAL GROWTH AGRICULTURAL LABOUR AGRICULTURAL POPULATION AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY GROWTH AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AGRICULTURAL SECTOR AGRICULTURAL WORKERS AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION ALCOHOLISM BASIC EDUCATION BASIC NEEDS CAPACITY BUILDING CASH CROP CHILD MORTALITY COMBAT POVERTY COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE COMMERCIAL BANKS COMMUNAL LAND COMMUNITY LIFE CONFLICT CROP PRODUCTION CROP YIELDS DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES DEVELOPMENT POLICIES DEVELOPMENT POLICY DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DRINKING WATER EARLY MARRIAGE ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYMENT CREATION EMPOWERING WOMEN ENHANCING WOMEN EQUAL ACCESS EQUAL RIGHTS EX-COMBATANTS FAMILY WELFARE FARM ACTIVITIES FARM EMPLOYMENT FARM EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FARM HOUSEHOLDS FARM INCOME FARM INCOMES FARM SECTOR FARM WORK FARMER PARTICIPATION FEMALE FARMERS FEMALE PARTICIPATION FEMALE-HEADED HOUSEHOLDS FOOD CONSUMPTION FOOD CROP FOOD CROP PRODUCERS FOOD CROP PRODUCTION FOOD CROPS FOOD EXPENDITURES FOOD INSECURITY FOOD PRICES FOOD PROCESSING FOOD SECURITY GENDER AWARENESS GENDER DISCRIMINATION GENDER EQUALITY GENDER GAPS GENDER GAPS IN LITERACY GENDER INEQUALITIES GENDER ISSUES GENDER NORMS GENDER ROLES HEALTH FACILITIES HEALTH PROBLEMS HEALTHY LIFE HIV HOUSEHOLD FOOD SECURITY HOUSEHOLD WELFARE HUMAN CAPACITY HUMAN CAPITAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT HUSBANDS ILLITERACY ILLITERATE POPULATION ILLNESS INCOME INCOME GROWTH INFORMATION SERVICES INFORMATION SYSTEMS INHERITANCE INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY INSTITUTIONAL MECHANISMS INTEGRATION OF WOMEN JOB CREATION LABOUR FORCE LACK OF CREDIT LAND OWNERSHIP LAND REFORM LAND TENURE LAND TITLES LEVEL OF POVERTY LIFE SKILLS LIVE BIRTHS LOCAL DEVELOPMENT MACROECONOMIC STABILITY MALNUTRITION MARRIED WOMEN MEAT MIGRANTS MIGRATION MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS MINISTRY OF EDUCATION MINISTRY OF HEALTH MODERNIZATION NATIONAL LEVEL NATIONAL SECURITY NATURAL RESOURCE NATURAL RESOURCES NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS NUMBER OF ILLITERATE WOMEN NUMBER OF WOMEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN OWNERSHIP OF LAND PARTICIPATION IN DECISION PEACE POLICY ANALYSIS POLICY DIALOGUE POLICY FRAMEWORK POOR POOR ECONOMIC GROWTH POVERTY ALLEVIATION POVERTY LEVELS POVERTY REDUCTION POVERTY REDUCTION EFFORTS POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY PREGNANCY PREGNANT WOMEN PRODUCTION OF CASH CROPS PROGRESS PUBLIC LIFE PUBLIC POLICY PURCHASING POWER QUALITATIVE INFORMATION QUALITY OF SERVICES RAPE RECREATION REFUGEES RELIGIOUS PRACTICES REMITTANCES RESOURCE USE ROLE MODELS RULE OF LAW RURAL RURAL AREAS RURAL BUSINESS RURAL COMMUNITIES RURAL DEVELOPMENT RURAL ECONOMY RURAL EMPLOYMENT RURAL ENTREPRENEURS RURAL HOUSEHOLDS RURAL ISSUES RURAL LIFE RURAL LIVELIHOODS RURAL MEN RURAL POLICIES RURAL POPULATION RURAL PUBLIC RURAL SECTOR RURAL WOMEN SAFE DRINKING WATER SAFETY NETS SAVINGS SECONDARY SCHOOL SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVEL SECURITY SITUATION SERVICE DELIVERY SEX SEXUAL HARASSMENT SEXUAL VIOLENCE SKILLED LABOUR SMALLHOLDER AGRICULTURE SMALLHOLDER SECTOR SMALLHOLDERS SOCIAL BARRIERS SOCIAL CUSTOMS SOCIAL FACTORS SOCIAL PROBLEMS SOCIAL WELFARE STRATEGIES FOR WOMEN STRATEGY FOR WOMEN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SUSU TARGETING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TECHNICAL CAPACITY TRADITIONAL GENDER ROLES TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES UNEMPLOYMENT UNIONS URBAN AREAS URBAN COMMUNITIES VICTIMS VIOLENCE AGAINST GIRLS VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION VULNERABILITY VULNERABLE GROUPS WAR YOUNG GIRLS YOUNG MEN YOUNG PEOPLE
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Africa | Liberia
2012-06-11T17:47:06Z | 2012-06-11T17:47:06Z | 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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