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GIEWS Country Brief: Liberia 24-January-2012

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FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Preliminary production estimates indicate above-average rice production in 2011, despite erratic precipitation in parts of the country

  • Rice prices remain high

  • Assistance required for Ivorian refugees in eastern Liberia

A good rice crop gathered in 2011

Harvesting of the 2011 paddy crop, virtually the only cereal grown in the country, was completed in December. In spite of erratic precipitation in parts of the country, official preliminary estimates indicate that cereal production was similar to the previous year’s above-average level of 296 000 tonnes.