Food Security in American Samoa

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2012
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Asifoa-Lagai, Molly
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Agricultural Development in the American Pacific Project
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American Samoa is a US territory currently dealing with an increased number of people suffering from obesity and chronic illnesses. In 2000, 62% of individuals or 50% of families from American Samoa had incomes below the national poverty level. The substantial rise in utility and food prices over the past years has significantly increased and this has affected the cost of living in American Samoa. The overall results of this study show that 25% of the population are food secure and 75% are food insecure.
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American Samoa, food security
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2 pages
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