Policy seminar: Exploring agriculture’s key role in reducing poverty

Agricultural development is among the most effective tools for reducing poverty and is central to the economic growth strategies of many low-income countries. A recent special issue of World Development—edited by IFPRI Senior Research Fellow Will Martin and World Bank Lead Economist Luc Christiaensen—explores this crucial relationship between agriculture, structural transformation, and poverty reduction as it evolves under increasing globalization and urbanization.

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