Beyond agriculture: Making markets work for the poor. Theme 1: Building linkages and enhancing trust between small-scale rural producers, buyers in growing markets and suppliers of critical inputs.

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  title={Beyond agriculture: Making markets work for the poor. Theme 1: Building linkages and enhancing trust between small-scale rural producers, buyers in growing markets and suppliers of critical inputs.},
  author={Rupert Best and Shaun Ferris and Antonio Schiavone},
  year={2005}
}
There is growing consensus that agricultural growth is critical to meet the ambitious Millennium Development Goal of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger. Global studies highlight that the distribution and incidence of poverty is predominantly a rural problem and that it is increasingly concentrated in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Likewise, the United Nations Millennium Project’s Task Force on Hunger (2005) estimate that half of the 852 million chronically or acutely malnourished live… CONTINUE READING

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