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Food Security in American Samoa

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Title: Food Security in American Samoa
Authors: Asifoa-Lagai, Molly
Keywords: American Samoa
food security
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Agricultural Development in the American Pacific Project
Series/Report no.: Asifoa-Lagai M. 2012. Food security in American Samoa. Honolulu (HI): ADAP Project. 2 pages.
Abstract: 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.
Sponsor: This work has been partially funded by Agricultural Development in the American Pacific project (ADAP)-NIFA Grant #2009-38826-19927. Financial support was also provided by a US Department of Agriculture Hatch grant, CRIS Accession No. 0212428, administered by the American Samoa Community College.
Pages/Duration: 2 pages
Appears in Collections:Food Security and Sufficiency Project

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