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47 of 119 districts in NTB prone to food shortage

  • Panca Nugraha

    The Jakarta Post

Mataram | Wed, November 7 2012 | 09:25 am

PREMIUM More than 40 percent of the 119 districts in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) are at risk for food shortages, an official says, blaming poverty and high female illiteracy rates.

“There are 14 indicators for a province to be at risk for a food shortage,” NTB Food Security Agency (BKPD) head Husnanidiaty Nurdin said on Tuesday. “NTB has cleared 10 of them, but it has yet to alleviate four other...