Agriculture can help reduce poverty for 65% of the world's poor, who live in rural areas and work mainly in farming. It can raise incomes, improve food security and benefit the environment. The World Bank Group is a leading financier of agriculture, with $2.9 billion in new commitments in the year 2016.
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April 19, 2017 — On April 19, join our online event to learn from innovators who are revitalizing the food and agriculture sector and creating the jobs and business opportunities of tomorrow. Watch live at 11:00 a.m. ET.
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March 20, 2017 — Steve Okeleji began farming fish when he was still a university student. With support from the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program, he now has a large, successful aquaculture business.
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