Advances in Agriculture, Food Science and Forestry

Rising rustic advancement issues


D B Henny

About one in every five people in the world live in extreme poverty (1.2 billions people) and more than 900 million people suffer from under nutrition. Poverty is predominantly rural. Three quarters of the worlds' poor live in rural areas where they are mainly involved on agriculture and related activities. So poverty target goals can't be achieved unless address rural poverty. In most developing countries agriculture is the largest employer and revenue creator. For this reason agriculture remains even in 21st century a critical sector for economic development and poverty reduction as well as for environmental sustainability. This key role is also highlighted by the fact that high and volatile food prices and weak economic growth in most developing countries could determine a falling into poverty for other 250 million people.


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