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Apr 12, 2012

Food Security Problems in Tajikistan

On 12 April 2012 the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) issued a press release on how the 2008 international economic crisis has impacted food prices in Tajikistan.  In Economic Development, External Shocks, and Food Security in Tajikistan, IFPRI policy experts review how and why Tajikistan's agricultural production collapsed in the 1990s and the country became dependent on food imports.  It evaluates  poverty rates, food prices, and household food security.  The report recommends that "policymakers focus on creating social protection programs and increasing rural nonfarm employment opportunities, such as manufacturing, which would protect people from external shocks. In addition, they suggest areas for further research which include studying the prevalence of malnutrition, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and the immediate causes of household level food insecurity."

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