The rural face of poverty

Reflection article on the International Day for the Erradication of Poverty. In southern countries, Poverty and Hunger are largely a result of the governments’ continued neglect to agriculture in general, and especially to small farmers.

On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we highlight that the response to Hunger and Poverty will not necessarily come from increased cultivated agricultural land, but from a good governance and improved distribution (food access), the reduction of crop and food losses, the protection of local production, “fair” prices, etc.. In short, by recognizing and enhancing the role played by men and women farmers.