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It is no secret that natural disasters are a leading cause of food insecurity - Dimuri

It is no secret that natural disasters are a leading cause of food insecurity - Dimuri

By Naveel Krishant
Monday 25/10/2021
Acting Deputy Secretary for Rural and Maritime Development and Disaster Management Arieta Dimuri [image: NDMO]

The Agriculture sector suffered losses estimated at $146.5 million with 75% crop damage during Tropical Cyclone Yasa in 2020.

This was highlighted by the Acting Deputy Secretary for Rural and Maritime Development and Disaster Management Arieta Dimuri during the Fiji National Disaster Management Officeโ€™s first webinar series for the 2021 National Disaster Awareness Week.

Dimuri says it is no secret that natural disasters are a leading cause of food insecurity and natural disasters affect all components of food security at the national level right down to food supply at the household level.

Acting Permanent Secretary for Agriculture Dr. Vinesh Kumar says to ensure there was no food insecurity in the upcoming cyclone season, there was a need for people to be more aware about disaster risks to enable them to make decisions that minimized their exposure and vulnerability.


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