Liberia: Nutrition Profile

Meet Annie and John, traditional farmers, and two of their six children on their family farm. The family lives in Liberia and has gained knowledge on farming lowland rice and vegetables through Feed the Future.
  • Liberia

    Flag of Liberia

  • Population

    4.6 Million

  • Pop. Under 5

    0.715 Million

  • % Stunting

    32% Of Children Under 5

  • % Underweight

    15% Of Children Under 5

Photo credit: Morgana Wingard, ONE

Malnutrition in childhood and pregnancy has many adverse consequences for child survival and long-term well-being. It also has far-reaching consequences for human capital, economic productivity, and national development overall. The consequences of malnutrition should be a significant concern for policy makers in Liberia, where 32 percent of children under 5 years suffer from chronic malnutrition (stunting or low height-for-age) and almost half a million (69 percent) are anemic.

USAID Programs: Accelerating Progress in Nutrition

As of January 2018, the following USAID programs with a focus on nutrition were active in Liberia.

  • Partnership for Advancing Community-based Services (PACS)
  • Feed the Future Liberia Agribusiness Development Activity (LADA)
  • Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP)
  • West Africa Farmer-to-Farmer Program (F2F)


For more information, read the Liberia country profile [PDF, 252KB].

Last updated: September 11, 2019

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