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Poor rural people often rely exclusively on their labour for their income because they lack access to natural resources, such as agricultural land. They are regularly excluded from markets and do not benefit from tailored technologies and rural advisory services. These constraints perpetuate poverty by lowering agricultural productivity and excluding the poor from income-generating opportunities. FAO promotes investments in agriculture and supports the design of rural development strategies and programmes that address the structural constraints faced by poor agricultural and rural households.