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Pakistan struggles to address food insecurity and poverty
Date 2021-07-07 12:58:20
Pakistan struggles to address food insecurity and poverty
The Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr Imran Khan termed the state of food insecurity in Pakistan as an ‘issue of national security'. Poverty is growing rapidly with population growth, exacerbating already existing food insecurity. Pakistan is behind many South Asian and African countries, ranking 80th out of 113 countries on the Global Food Security Index of 2020. The issue is not as much about the lack of food as about the socio-economic barriers that keep people from accessing nutritious food. It must be noted that most of the undernourished people heavily depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. Thus, it’s extremely important to address government policies that not only regulate the availability of food but also agricultural productivity.

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1633265/food-insecure-nation


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