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IFAD Note Highlights Role of Rural Transformation in Achieving Post-2015 Agenda
Smallholder farmers and rural people can play a critical role in achieving the post-2015 development agenda, according to a concept note by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). ‘Rural transformation: Key to sustainable development’ stresses the role of targeting rural areas and reducing rural-urban inequalities to achieve sustainable development and eradicate poverty and hunger.
Vietnam – Ha Giang Development Project for Ethnic Minorities – women comprise more than 40 per cent of the agricultural labour – http://www.ifad.org/media/events/2013/images/women_asia.jpg
IFAD prepared the concept note in preparation for its 38th session of the Governing Council, which will focus on rural transformation as a key to sustainable development.
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