GCP/LIR/014/EC - Support to the Government’s Coordinated Response to the Food Price Crisis in Liberia
GCP, Seeds, plant genetic resources, Food security
The project aims to contribute to ensurign that all Liberian have access to the food they need, and are able to utilise that food to live active, healthy and productive lives. It will directly improve food security status of 16000 households
Within the broader context of the GoL’s Poverty Reduction Strategy and the National Agriculture Policy and Strategy, and in particular, the Joint Programme on Food Security and Nutrition, the project will contribute to ensuring that all Liberians have access to the food they need, and are able to utilise that food to live active, healthy and productive lives. The project will have three related specific objectives, namely that the number of rural and urban Liberians significantly increased who have:
# sufficient food available through a competitive and revitalised agricultural sector;
# improved access to food through enhanced opportunities for sustained employment, better markets and strengthened safety nets; and
# improved nutritional status through better food utilisation, particularly for the vulnerable groups of pregnant and lactating mothers, children under five and adolescent girls.
Result 1: Increased access and use by individual vulnerable farming households and women groups, farmer groups and cooperatives in lowland and up land areas of agricultural inputs, training and extension services
Result 2: Increased access and use by selected marginalized schools in vulnerable areas of agricultural inputs, training and extension services
Result 3: Seed production resumed by the Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI)
Result 4: Technical assistance provided to support rehabilitation works in lowland areas
Result 5: Enhance capacities within MOA/GOL to coordinate and monitor food security
Result 6: Effective institutional and governance framework enabling project planning, operation and sustained results
Result 7: Efficient and effective monitoring, reporting and lesson learning system in place.
Apr 2009 - Jun 2011
Osborn Thomas Arthur, Senior Officer, Plant Production and Protection Division (AGP), Room C716, Tel. (0039) 06570 55407, Fax. (0039) 06570 56347