Ebola outbreak takes a toll on agriculture


As West Africa is battered by the Ebola outbreak, a food shortage looms, according to International Business Times.

Some West African countries, like Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, face extreme poverty rates. The outbreak has affected these countries’ profitable agricultural economies, especially since they were some of the hardest hit areas. Moreover, quarantines have restricted the number of workers that harvest and replant crops.

From International Business Times:

“Even before Ebola, Liberia had the lowest per-capita income of the three affected countries at just $410, and is also the most seriously affected by Ebola, despite its otherwise relatively positive economic outlook before the outbreak.”

Via: International Business Times > Ebola Outbreak 2014: An Impending Food Crisis Worries Officials

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