Agriculture can help reduce poverty for 78% 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 $8 billion in new commitments in 2015.
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May 17, 2016 — Agriculture played a key role in reducing Bangladesh’s poverty from 48.9% in 2000 to 31.5% by 2010, with over 87% of rural people earning some income from agricultural activities.
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