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Self-paced course
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, FAO
International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)

Understanding rural poverty

This course is the first in the Rural Poverty Reduction series and provides an overview of rural poverty, and why it is so important to overcome it in rural contexts. The course describes the key concepts and definitions of rural poverty and how it can be measured, its drivers and cross-cutting themes. Finally, it considers the connection with gender issues and the way that gender shapes the way poverty is experienced by rural people.