We would like to share with you the summaries of the first comments received for the new online discussion "Eradicating extreme poverty: what is the role of agriculture?" organized in collaboration with FAO's team working on the Strategic Programme 3 "Reduce Rural Poverty".
Participants provided insights on what is needed to harness the full potential of agriculture to reduce poverty and what are the main constrains to getting there. Issues identified included, among others, gender disparity, inequalities, climate change and lack of appeal of agriculture to the young.
Context sensibility of agricultural techniques, linking agriculture to the broader economic system and transmitting knowledge have all been mentioned as necessary steps in order to allow the poor to productively engage in agriculture.
In order to further develop on these excellent leads, we would like to encourage you to reflect specifically on the situation faced by those affected by extreme poverty and without access to productive assets. How can these poorest of the poor take advantage of the opportunities offered by agriculture to build sustainable livelihoods?
Your views will be part of a broader reflection to refine and improve FAO's approach towards the eradication of extreme poverty by using its experience in supporting agriculture and the livelihoods of rural dwellers towards the realization of SDG1.
Please read the summaries of the comments below. The full versions and the introduction are available on the discussion page.
To take part, send your contribution in English, French or Spanish to FSNemail@example.com or post it online on the FSN Forum.
We look forward to an enriching exchange!
Your FSN Forum team