Georgia pushes to bolster its food securityWednesday, July 8, 2020
Georgia pushes to bolster its food security
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With reports suggesting COVID-19 could spark food shortages around the world, food systems experts and United Nations officials say countries must increase the resilience of their agricultural systems. We take a look at the nation of Georgia, in the Caucasus, and what is being done there to improve food security.
Land resources are limited in Georgia. Only 15 per cent of the country is cultivated, while 70 per cent is forests, bush, meadows and pastures.
Due to climatic and landscape conditions, as well as unsustainable agricultural practices, more than a third of agricultural land is affected by degradation, erosio
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