Scaling Up Local Development Initiatives: Brazil?s Food Acquisition Programme
Global poverty largely remains a rural phenomenon. Close to 70 per cent of the developing world?s 1.4 billion people living in extremely poverty inhabit rural areas (IFAD, 2011). Further, agriculture is found to be a source of livelihood for over 80 per cent of rural people, highlighting the importance of supporting this activity as a means to fight poverty (World Bank, 2007; IFAD, 2011). This is darkly ironic: rural areas are where most of the world?s food is produced and also where the majority of the world?s extreme poor and malnourished reside. (...)
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