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Three quarters of the world’s poorest billion people live in rural areas[1,2] and engage in smallholder agriculture
At Rural Returns, we believe the best way to help such people achieve sustainable economic development is through their own efforts - and by linking them with the resources and the markets to make the best of their abilities.
We help rural communities achieve higher incomes and invest in sustainable community-led development.
We help smallholder farmers identify unique, market-oriented local products and connect them through non-exploitative value chains to stable markets paying a fair price
International Fund for Agricultural Development. (2001). Rural Poverty Report. International Fund for Agricultural Development.
The World Bank Group. (2008). World Development Report. Washington, D.C.: The World Bank Group.
Acumen Fund (2008) http://acumenfund.org/investments/portfolios/agriculture-portfolio/agriculture-issue.html