English Food and Poverty


Food and Poverty

The BPS recorded that rice and filter clove cigarettes were the two main consumer goods that affected the food poverty line. Rice contributed 26.79 percent to the poverty line in rural areas and 20.95 percent to the poverty line in urban centers.

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The price of food is a determining factor in the reduction of poverty. Nevertheless, pushing down food prices should not necessarily be seen as a solution to ending poverty. The Central Statistics Agency’s (BPS) poverty report in March 2018 showed that the number of poor people between March 2017 [...]
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