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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
Date Issued:2012
Publisher:Agricultural Development in the American Pacific Project
Series: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.
Pages/Duration:2 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/32634
Appears in Collections: Food Security and Sufficiency Project


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