In Liberia, tropical forests cover almost 43% of the territory. It is therefore hardly surprising that only 20,3% of all Liberian land is cultivated.

Before the two civil wars in Liberia in the 1990s and early 2000s, the agro-industry was the largest employer after the State, and more than half of the workforce was engaged in agriculture.


In Liberia, the LAC (Liberian Agricultural Company) plantation is today a model example of a post-conflict sustainable development project, despite the economic turmoil and political events that the country has experienced. In this respect, some historical background…

The LAC concession was created by the government in 1959 and later purchased by Uniroyal. Already in 1961, the company started to develop a 7 000 hectare rubber plantation there.

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