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Liberia

Remotely monitored country
Liberia
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Description

As of June 2017, FEWS NET ended its presence in Liberia and is no longer preparing regular food security reports. Currently, FEWS NET analysts monitor the food security situation in Liberia and will draft special reports as needed to provide early warning or in-depth analysis of food insecurity drivers.

Key Message Update
April 2017
Off-season harvests and normal livelihood activities maintain Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity across most of the country
  • Cultivation of main season crops and rice have normally began by this time, but this season they are slightly delayed in the southeastern and northwestern regions due to high temperatures and dryness. Farmers in other areas are expecting the elevated temperatures and dry conditions to continue into May/June. In contrast, early and heavy rains in the northern and central regions have disrupted farmers clearing sites for planting. Despite the heavy rains, some farmers have begun planting rice in the coastal areas.

  • Food availability continues to be normal for this time of the year as households access and consume off-season harvests of tubers, corn, and vegetable, while also participating in the collection of palm nuts, snails, mushrooms, and fishing activities. With steady imported rice prices, declining palm oil prices, and normal livelihood activities, most areas will face Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity through May. 

  • However, some day laborers in the charcoal, rubber, and mining industries will be unable to afford some essential non-food items, including transportation and fuel, because of the depreciation in the Liberian Dollar. This depreciation has reduced purchasing power for some poor households and Stressed (IPC Phase 2) acute food security outcomes are expected in these areas through May.

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Seasonal Calendar Seasonal Calendar
Description

The Seasonal Calendar shows the annual and cyclical patterns of key food and income sources in a country throughout the typical year.

Liberia Seasonal Calendar
Production & Trade Flow Maps
FEWS NET captures the market networks for a product in a given country or region, including their catchments and trade flow patterns.
Cassava, Normal Year Fish, Normal Year Palm Oil, Normal Year Rice, Normal Year Rice (imported), Normal Year
Satellite-Derived Products Satellite-Derived Products
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USGS-provided data and imagery supports FEWS NET's monitoring efforts of weather and climate throughout the world.

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Livelihood Zone Resources Livelihood Zone Resources
Liberia Livelihood Descriptions, June 2017 Liberia Livelihoods Zoning "Plus," January 2011 Liberia Livelihood Zone Map, June 2017
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