FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment – Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea Special Report Synthesis 5 January 2015

FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment – Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea Special Report Synthesis 5 January 2015
Jan 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rice production is estimated to decline by 12 percent, 8 percent and 3.7 percent in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, respectively.
  • The sub - national level impact on production is much higher (up to 20 percent) in the areas hit hardest by the disease.
  • The general decline in economic activity has severely affected households’ wages and incomes.
  • The number of food insecure individuals due to Ebola is estimated in hundreds of thousands in each country and is expected to rise in 2015.
  • The loss of livelihoods coupled with market uncertainties call for flexibility and care in the type and scale of interventions mainly in food and agriculture assistance