Agrarian Trust

Report Reveals Rising Interest in Farmland Worldwide

Seventy-five percent of the world’s poor live in rural areas, and most are involved in agriculture. In the 21st century, agriculture remains fundamental to economic growth, poverty alleviation, and environmental sustainability. The World Bank’s Agriculture and Rural Development publication series presents recent analyses of issues that affect the role of agriculture, including livestock, fisheries, and forestry, as a source of economic development, rural livelihoods, and environmental services.

Read Rising Global Interest in Farmland from the World Bank