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District-level estimates of food insecurity were calculated for the Eastern Indo-Gangetic Plain region using pre-pandemic household consumer expenditure survey data, and presented along with local measures of poverty, crop diversity, and climatic vulnerability.

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Why is it important?

Climate change increases stress on the conditions for ensuring food security around the planet and especially in pockets of high population density, poverty, and climate vulnerability. Hence, policy-makers should be equipped with the figures necessary at a small area level to address this key issue.


A future assessment of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on food security may benefit from our pre-pandemic perspective on a key geographical region that has a population much bigger than the United States.

Saumyadipta Pyne
University of California Santa Barbara

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This page is a summary of: Food insecurity in the Eastern Indo-Gangetic plain: Taking a closer look, PLoS ONE, January 2023, PLOS,
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0279414.
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