In low-income countries such as the Philippines, investment in agriculture has been proven to have a greater impact on poverty reduction than in any other sector. This is because it offers the most direct way for rural workers to benefit from their main assets: land and labor.
Development cooperation focusing on rural development is a very important component for poverty reduction for the following reasons:
Farmers have to contend with a general dearth of resources or knowledge to invest in the land, inability to effectively cope with conflicts and climate change, reluctance to embrace new technologies that would unlock new markets that would boost their productivity and income.
To achieve a realistic and sustainable country-wide development, the agriculture sector must build on the efforts of the government and strengthen its programs simultaneously deliver food security, environmental sustainability, and economic opportunity through a coordinated effort by all stakeholders.
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