'Make Rural Poverty History'

Posted on February 19, 2005 - 11:10pm :: ISD-World Affairs | Society
José Rampal* Feb 15, 2005 | IPS TF! Editorial Comment: Poverty eradication is an increasingly hot topic and urgent challenge 10 years down the road from the World Summit on Social Development. (See Related Article.) The global poverty situation is both pervasive and diverse. As discussed below, the rural face of poverty needs special attention and priority given the disproportionate share of poor people who live in rural areas. This fact alone underlines the importance of agriculture and rural development to poverty eradication strategies.