Crop Biotech Update

Agricultural Policies for Poverty Reduction

April 4, 2012

The book Agricultural Policies for Poverty Reduction sets out a strategy for raising rural incomes which emphasizes the creation of diversified rural economies with opportunities within and outside agriculture. The report proposes a three-pronged approach to strengthening rural incomes and reducing poverty:

  • Improve productivity and competitiveness in the agricultural sector
  • Help households diversify their  sources of income
  • Facilitate the movement of labor from the agricultural sector to better-paid non-farm jobs

See the news at http://www.bsbanet.org/en/news/files/Agricultural-policies-for-poverty-reduction-en.php#unique-entry-id-39 To download the Report seehttp://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/agriculture-and-food/agricultural-policies-for-poverty-reduction_9789264112902-en