According to a 2020 report on the state of food security and nutrition, 97.8 percent of Liberians cannot afford to regularly consume a healthy diet. Out of 170 countries examined by the report authors, maintaining a healthy diet is most unaffordable in Liberia.
The acting director general of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority, Augustine M. Manoballah, says Liberia needs more international support to effectively combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing activities across the country.
As a country that missed out on achieving Goal 2 of the Millennium Development Goals: Reducing hunger by half by 2015, the road to achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 might prove a bumpy one for Africaâ€™s oldest republic.
Allocation of only one percent of the national budget to agriculture is quite an injustice to the sector that contributes more than 40 percent to national GDP.
Food insecurity is an unseen battle that is raging, especially among the youth of Liberia. This problem negatively affects the health of citizens in a country that is struggling to recover after a 14-year civil war, coupled with the effects of the recent Ebola outbreak.