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Brazil’s Fomento adapted to Africa

Brazil has achieved impressive results in reducing poverty with “Fomento,” a set of large-scale, government-run social programs targeting smallholder farmers. Rural poverty in Brazil dropped dramatically from 51.4 percent in 2002 to 29.1 percent in…


Making Rural Services Work for the Poor

The Role of Rural Institutions and Their Governance for Agriculture-Led Development The provision of rural services, including agricultural extension, is essential for development and poverty reduction. However, since the rural poor lack political…