The Rapid Assessment was conducted from 11-18 September 2014 in all the 13 rural districts of the country by trained staff from FAO, WFP, the Ministry of Agriculture’s Statistics Division and partner NGOs namely; Deutsche Welthungerhilfe (DWHH), Action Contre la Faim (ACF), and Concern. From each of the district, three chiefdoms were selected purposively based on the statistics on severity and disease prevalence of Ebola outbreak. Three villages were randomly selected from each chief dom using the list of villages where the farming communities formed agricultural Farmer Based Organizations (FBOs). These FBOs are part of the national structures of Agricultural Business Centres (ABCs) spread all over the country providing a range of services to the farmers. From each village 6 households were randomly selected to participate in the assessment.