Assessing the Socioeconomic Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture, Food Security, Livelihood and Food Systems in Liberia
This study carried out by Data-Pop Alliance with guidance from the Food and Agriculture Organization in Liberia and with support from the European Union (EU), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of Liberia, provides evidence on the socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 on agriculture, food security, livelihoods, and food systems in Liberia. By combining the insights emerging from the literature with the analysis of secondary and primary data sources, the scope of this study focuses on the pandemic’s effects on the demand side (i.e., income losses reducing economic access to food); supply side (i.e., disruptions of supply chains hampering physical access to and availability of food); and with regard to governance (i.e., disruptions generated by stringent containment measures and efficacy of social assistance policies). The evidence gathered allowed the authors to provide targeted policy recommendations to alleviate the pandemic’s negative effects on agriculture, food security, and nutrition.
*This publication was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of Data-Pop Alliance and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.