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croplands

land where food is grown for food

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drought

period with no rain

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deficit

an amount of money that is missing or lacking

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scarcity

a shortage or short supply of something

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derive

to obtain something from something else

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staple

a food or product that people use on a regular basis

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dire

extremely serious or bad

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arable

land that is suitable for growing crops

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livelihood

your way of securing the things you need to live (e.g. your job)

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constraint

restriction

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malnourished

not having enough food to maintain good health

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erratic

not following a regular patter; unpredictable

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surplus

an excess in the production or supply of something

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irrigation

system for bringing water to the land so that plants can grow

15

yield

the amount of money or of a product that results from an activity or investment

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food shortage

lack of food

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food production

the growing of food plants or animals, or the manufacturing of food

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food supply

the provision of food

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food trade

the buying and selling of food

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food crisis

situation of difficulty relating to food

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food import

food that is supplied from a different country

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food insecurity

vulnerability to problems with the food supply

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on the rise

increasing

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at the mercy of

vulnerable to

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vegetarian diet

a meat-free diet

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catastrophic shortages

serious problems associated with the supply of a product

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current trends

current tendencies

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devastating impact

a highly desctructive impact

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civil unrest

public disturbances

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eliminating waste

eliminating the amount of material that is discarded

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increasing trade

increasing commerce

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water shortages

problems with the supply of water

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household revenues

all of the money earned by one family

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monsoon

a rainy season

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cassava

a root vegetable that is eaten as a popular accompaniment to beans and rice

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manioc

a root vegetable that is eaten as a popular accompaniment to beans and rice