Supporting rural areas through agro-enterprise development  - NR fact sheet


Supporting Rural Areas through
Agro-enterprise Development

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Rome, 2008


The vast majority of the world’s poor live in rural areas and most of them rely on agriculture for their livelihoods. Not only do they suffer from lack of resources and assets, they also are affected by major changes in the agricultural sector brought about by globalization and market integration. Within this context, agro-enterprise development emerges as a way forward for rural people to improve their lives.

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