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Access to agricultural services : background paper for the IFAD Rural Poverty Report 2011


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Abstract: This document is a background paper for the identification of key messages that guide access to services of the rural poor. These key messages will, hopefully, contribute to the design of more effective and well-targeted rural development policies and activities so that the rural poor can improve their livelihoods. The analysis of these experiences as well as the key messages resulting from it will be reported in a chapter for the Rural Poverty Report (2009), an initiative of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). This background paper will mainly set the scene; i.e. what is the state of the art on access to rural services. In addition the paper serves as a preparation for the analysis and comparison of cases on successful responses of the rural poor in improving their livelihoods through an enhanced access to services. This meta-analysis will show possible ways in which the rural poor themselves play a key role to get out of poverty.
Authors: Nederlof, E.S. , Wennink, B. , Heemskerk, W.
Category: Practice
Keywords: agriculture , poverty , rural development , science and technology
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
PAGE: 60
Place: Amsterdam
Publisher: KIT. Development Policy & Practice
Year: 2008
Right: © 2008 KIT
Subject: Agriculture and Rural Development
Title: Access to agricultural services : background paper for the IFAD Rural Poverty Report 2011