SO3: Reduce Rural Poverty

Wednesday 25 March, 12:30-13:30, Iran Room

SO3: Reduce Rural Poverty


About the event: This side event will illustrate the integrated approach to rural development promoted by the FAO and its partners to address the root causes of rural poverty, namely by supporting the rural poor in improving their income-generating capacities through better access to productive resources, markets, services, technologies and producer organisations; through the creation of more decent and diversified employment opportunities in farm and non-farm activities; and through better social protection. Successful examples of how such approaches have been applied in practice will be presented by the panellist during this side event.

Purpose: The aim of the panel discussion is to present concrete results obtained through best practices, and to explore how these can and need to be scaled up for impact.

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English, French and Spanish


  1. Rob Vos (SO3 Coordinator): Introduction
  2. On air: Dr Vijay Kumar, the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), Ministry of Rural Development of the Government of India
  3. Mrs Gladys Serwaah from the Federation of Agro Processors, Ghana
  4. Honourable Fifi Fiavi Franklin Kwetey, Minister of Agriculture of Ghana (TBC)
    Moderator: Brave Ndisale, ESP Deputy Director



Reduce rural poverty

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