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Faced with US sanctions, Venezuela looks at local food production

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Sanctions banning US companies from buying Venezuelan oil come into effect on Sunday, making it even harder for President Nicolas Maduro's government to import much-needed food.

A quarter of the population, or seven million people, are in urgent need of humanitarian aid.

Faced with this crisis, the government is discussing making local food production a priority.

Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from El Tocuyo in north-central Venezuela.

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