Nearly half a billion people are chronically poor – poor for long periods of their lives, for a lifetime, and pass their poverty to their children. A new policy guide shows how agricultural policies and programmes can benefit chronically poor people, help poor people move out of poverty and prevent the impoverishment of others.
The guide emphasises asset accumulation and protection in the context of sustainable agriculture, and the importance of farm workers for agricultural agencies. It also suggests a more rapid transition to incorporating sustainable agriculture and indigenous technologies in a pro-poor systems innovation approach.
The policy guide is part of a series published by the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network (CPAN).
- CPAN Agriculture Policy Guide (pdf)
- Policy brief: Meeting the challenge of a new pro-poor agricultural paradigm (pdf)
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