Losses of Agricultural, Fisheries Sector Exceed $3 Billion Caused by Saudi-led Coalition
Yemen World Bank reports show that the aggression against Yemen has caused losses and damage to the agriculture, fisheries and livestock sector that is estimated by about $ 3 billion due to lack of electricity, running water, production inputs, access to markets and the collapse of logistics chains.
A study by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, with funding from UNICEF, estimated that the output of the agriculture and fish sectors declined by 32.8% in 2018 compared with 2014 due to the increase in fuel prices, agricultural inputs and limitation in access to fishing areas.
The overall level of food security has deteriorated significantly due to the collapse of oil and gas exports and other agricultural and fishery exports, as a result of the brutal blockade imposed by the coalition aggression on land, sea and air ports, where total exports were estimated to be about 80% lower in 2018 than in 2014.
The loss of employment is estimated to be around 50%. About 70% of Yemenis live in rural areas, and more than 50% of the labor force relies on agriculture and related activities to earn their living.
This post originally ran on Almasirah English