Study: Climate Vulnerability Forcing Families to Skip Meals

Climate change has forced children and pregnant mothers to vary diets and skip meals, thus threatening undernourishment in Tanzania, a study says. Floods and droughts are responsible for food shortages in three villages of Rufiji district, Tanzania, where 78 per cent of the population produce food for consumption and income.

The study published on 8 August in BioMed Central Agriculture and Food Security journal, says climate change has led to households eating two meals a day unlike three or four about ten years ago.

http://www.scidev.net/sub-saharan-africa/climate-change/news/climate-change-forces-tanzanian-households-meals.html

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