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7-08-2014, 12:59

77% of Uzbekistan's Population Lives Below Poverty Line

 

Avesta.Tj | 07.08.2014 | More than three-quarters of the population of Uzbekistan lives below the poverty line, which is one of the worst rates in the world, according to authors of the 2014 Global Food Security Index prepared by The Economist Intelligence Unit.


Particularly, 76.7% of the population of Uzbekistan lives below the poverty line in accordance with the international qualification – for $2 a day per person. Similar to Uzbekistan poverty rate is observed in Africa's Niger and Mali, as well as in Haiti.


Meanwhile, production, storage and quality of Uzbekistani food are at a sufficient level. The country has received 92.3 points out of 100 for the stability of food production and 88.5 points for the quality.


However, the authors of the 2014 Global Food Security Index gave no points out of possible 100 for research and investment in the field of agriculture, and only 32.4 points for development of agricultural infrastructure. In other words, Uzbekistan is still using previously developed technologies and infrastructure, and do not pay attention to the development or investment in the sector.


Uzbekistan thus produces enough food products of acceptable quality, but most people do not have the money to buy them in sufficient quantity and diversity due to the underdevelopment of the country's economy and, as a result, extremely low incomes.

 

 





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