Agriculture: An Engine of Pro-Poor Rural Growth

Key issues and policy options to promote productive, decent jobs in the agriculture sector.

Agriculture is the mainstay of many rural economies, ensuring food security, employment, livelihoods, export earnings and economic development. Integrated strategies that address the multiple factors that hamper its development, including insufficient infrastructure, skills, innovation, food processing and marketing, access to land, good working conditions, and that strengthen the voice of agricultural workers and employers, can help lift the majority of the world’s poor out of poverty.