Food self-sufficiency is still a long term goal for Liberia. Amid calls for Liberians to begin consuming locally-produced crops, there are indications that the country is still far from achieving its goal of food self-sufficiency.
The World Health Organization estimates that over a quarter of the Liberian population lacks access to clean water supply. Even fewer have access to piped water in their homes. Instead of pursuing a policy of high-quality service, many NGOs and government agencies are fine with providing hand pumps and wells for Liberians, even those in urban areas. Liberians should aim for higher standards. Why should we be satisfied with a lower quality of service?