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On the path to universal coverage for rural populations. Removing barriers of access to social protection

Published: 2019
Social protection is recognized as an effective strategy for poverty eradication. It also contributes to promoting good health and well-being, achieving decent employment, fostering economic growth and reducing inequalities – [...]

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Livestock policy analysis and monitoring in Viet Nam

Published: 2019
Viet Nam has seen remarkable progress in the reduction of rural poverty in recent decades, with the agriculture sector making a substantial contribution. In 2017, the sector had a growth [...]

Report

Study on the State of Agriculture in the Caribbean Region

Published: 2019
Strategic investments in the agriculture sector are a catalyst for sustainable, economic growth and poverty reduction.  Through their partnership, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Food and Agriculture Organization [...]

Issue paper

Current status of agriculture in the Caribbean and implications for agriculture policy and strategy

Published: 2019
This summary identifies key trends in agriculture in the Caribbean and the related opportunities for investments in support of growth, poverty reduction, and sustainability. It presents, to the extent to [...]

Case study

Resilience analysis of pastoral and agropastoral communities in South Sudan’s cross-border areas with Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. FAO resilience analysis report No. 17

Published: 2019
The IGAD member states are situated in a region exposed to recurrent natural shocks, political instability and characterized by internal and cross-border population displacement. Conflict is the root cause of [...]

Issue paper

Gender, agriculture and rural development in Uzbekistan

Published: 2019
Gender equality is a key to eliminating poverty and hunger, as it has been demonstrated by the FAO throughout its research worldwide. As part of the FAO efforts on generating [...]

Report

FAO framework on rural extreme poverty. Towards reaching Target 1.1 of the Sustainable Development Goals

Published: 2019
Today, about 783 million people live in extreme poverty. Extreme poverty is primarily a rural phenomenon, with 80 percent of the extreme poor living in rural areas, across greatly diverse [...]

Training & e-learning

Understanding rural poverty

Published: 2019
This course is the first in the Rural Poverty Reduction series, and provides an overview of rural poverty, and why it is so important to overcome it in rural contexts. [...]

Case study

Agripreneurship across Africa

Published: 2019
The key drivers in food value chain development are the entrepreneurs. They create firms that are profitable and competitive, create many jobs, link in many smallholders and producer organizations as [...]

Issue paper

Social protection for small-scale fisheries in the Mediterranean region

Published: 2019
In the Mediterranean, particularly in Albania, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia, small-scale fisheries play a crucial role in sustaining economic activity and ensuring food security within coastal communities. However, their [...]