Visit to communities affected by the Ebola outbreak in Lofa County, Liberia

Mar 2015

With funding from the Swiss Development Cooperation, FAO and partners in Liberia including the Ministries of Agriculture and Gender are reaching out to 3 000 households (over 15 000 people) in the worst affected areas in Lofa, Nimba and Bong counties to contribute to the prevention of the spread of Ebola Virus Disease while avoiding damage to the local economy.

FAO has conducted assessment missions and organized consultation sessions with the government, partners and beneficiaries to design activities tailored to the needs of crisis-hit communities. Priority interventions will focus on the provision of inputs to farmers to kick-start lowland rice and vegetable production. Women associations will also receive support to reactivate their local group activities through savings and loans mechanisms and engage in awareness-raising activities at the community level.

Author: FAO/Liberia