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Fighting Hunger in Our Villages

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Photo: Steve Harris / World Bank

Our villages are bread baskets – the primary region where most of the world's food is grown. Ironically, they are also home to many of the 1 billion who live in chronic hunger.


An IFAD report on rural poverty estimates that more than 70% of the developing world’s extremely poor people live in rural areas. To overcome global hunger and extreme poverty, we need to pay special attention to these areas.

Over on Youthink!, we are highlighting the many dimensions of rural poverty, and discussing what can be done to defeat it


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