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Dig deeper and explore the issues driving extreme poverty
Three quarters of the world's poorest and most undernourished people live in rural areas in developing countries. Most of these women and men depend on small-scale agriculture for their livelihoods.
These smallholders confront the challenges of poverty, hunger – and often conflict and climate change – on a daily basis with very limited resources.
Browse some of the main issues below.
Stable communities and migration
The global crisis of forced displacement has affected an unprecedented 65 million people worldwide. Forced displacement has a strong rural dimension. This has led to degradation of agricultural land and a collapse of food production in the areas left behind.