Agriculture, fisheries and tourism drive the small, open economy of Samoa with a population of less than 200,000. The agricultural sectorcontributes less than 10% to Samoas gross domestic product (GDP), subsistence farming and fishing dominate. Taro, coconut and banana are Samoas top three key commodities. Undernutrition, micronutrient deficiency (mainly iron) and obesity threaten the health of Samoans. 56% of household food expenditure of the very poor is on imported foods. Additionally, the consumption of fresh fruit, vegetables and fish has declined; instead low-cost, low-quality food has become the prominent food in many households.

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