The majority of the world’s poor still live in rural areas, where non-farm activities account for 35 to 50 percent of their income. For the landless and the very poor, non-farm incomes are even more critical. However, for the poor to participate when opportunities present themselves in the rural non-farm economy, they must overcome several institutional, physical and social constraints.
This infographic is based on the findings of IEG's evaluation Growing the Rural Non-farm Economy to Alleviate Poverty
Extreme Poverty is increasingly a rural phenomenon. Rural non-farm activities account for 35 to 50% of rural income in developing countries. For the landless and the very poor, sustainable income gains at the household level are associated with additional wages earned from non-farm activities.