IFAD calls for agricultural investment to address poverty and inequality in Near East and North Africa

Income inequality and a rising rural-urban divide compounded by political instability, are the most challenging issues in the Near East and North Africa, says a new report to be presented today in Tunis by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Boosting the role of agriculture is vital to tackling poverty and inequality and for fostering economic development in rural areas, the report adds.

Rural Development Report 2016: Fostering Inclusive Rural Transformation is a rallying call for policymakers and development practitioners to win the global war against rural poverty. This systematic and rigorous analysis of the rural sector gives a greater understanding of what key investments and policy reforms should be prioritized so that people and nations can benefit and transform rural areas in developing countries.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016
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