Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy and is also a key sector for human development and economic growth in Liberia. According to the World Bank (2019), over 75 percent of the population relies on agriculture for their livelihood. The sector contributes 25 – 35 percent to Liberia’s GDP.
With over 4 million acres of arable land, Liberia has potential for commercial agricultural production. The key sub-sectors are food crops; tree crops; horticultural crops; animal husbandry, and fisheries and aquaculture.