Feed the Future Liberia brief
Date: March 28, 2015
Location: College Park, MD
• Liberia has undergone a long period of bloody civil war that shattered its economy.
• Its principal sector of activity, agriculture, has been damaged and is plagued by low crop yields.
• High world food market prices, and damaged government institutions play a significant role in the serious food security and nutritional problems that affect the Liberian population
• The LEAP Team used GPS enabled smart phones to confirm the location of a team to provide real-time analysis of the area being surveyed.
• Developed cloud-based dashboards for tracking, collecting and organizing data to provide near-real-time assessments of research materials.
• Rapid access to users at all levels allowed for comparison of information across counties in near-real-time.
• The survey was designed to provide a representative, population-based sample of six counties in Liberia.
• The sampling frame was based on the enumeration areas (EAs) identified by the Liberian government during the 2008 census.
• Consisted of approximately twenty households per EA.
• Total sample size was 2,400 households.