Despite the Libyan economy being one of the most oil dependent in the world, the agricultural sector is an important contributor to the economy, employing approximately 22% of the Libyan workforce. Yet, the sector only contributes 3% of the country’s GDP and 92% of Libyan families grow food for their own consumption. The impact of the conflict in Libya, based upon the country’s reliance on oil, greatly affected its economy. 74% of households that grow their own food have reported significant challenges, including power outages, greater food insecurity, and the inability to afford farming materials.
2012 – 2020
Areas of Expertise
Financial services, gender equality, market systems
Not sector specific.
MEDA's work in Libya
MEDA worked in Libya from 2012 to 2020. Over 8 years MEDA partnered with over 11,000 ambitious women and youth to start and expand their businesses. Through our project, MEDA provided training, coaching/mentorship, networking opportunities, and buyer engagement. A matching grant fund further helped drive these businesses.