Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture: Capacity Needs Assessment, March 2013

The government of Liberia, through the Ministry of Agriculture and the United Nations Development Programme, is embarking on a major project titled: ‘Enhancing resilience to climate change by mainstreaming adaptation concerns into the agriculture sector in Liberia’. This four-year project, commencing 2012, is funded by the Global Environment Facility and the Government of Liberia. 

The first component of the project is to build capacity within the sector, so that it is better able to manage climate change. The Ministry of Agriculture commissioned a consultancy assignment to support its implementation of this capacity building work, specifically to prepare a capacity development plan. This is a report of a capacity needs assessment carried out at in the early stages of this assignment.