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Food security and food consumption in Samoa based on the analysis of the 2018 Household Income and Expenditure Survey










​Troubat, N., Faaola, E. and Aliyeva, R. 2020. Food security and food consumption in Samoa – Based on the analysis of the 2018 Household Income and Expenditure Survey. Apia, FAO and SBS. 




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