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Sustainable rural development entails improving the well-being of rural people in the broadest possible sense. Consistent with the World Bank's vision of a world free of poverty, rural development efforts address quality of life issues that comprise the livelihoods of rural people.

Below is a list of topics in rural development addressed by the World Bank. These topics are also addressed in further depth through the links on the left.

Agribusiness and Rural Private Sector Development 

 

Agribusiness Indicators

 

Agricultural Innovation Systems (previously Agricultural Education & Training, Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Research)

 

Agricultural Risk Management

 

Agricultural Trade 

 

Biodiversity 

 

Climate Change 

 

Community Based Rural Development 

 

Fisheries and Aquaculture 

 

Forests and Forestry 

 

Gender and Rural Development 

 

Irrigation and Drainage

 

Land Policy and Administration 

 

Land Resources Management 

 

Livestock and Animal Resources

 

Rural Finance 

 

Rural Livelihoods

 

Rural Transport 

 

Rural Water Supply

 

Sanitation and Hygiene

 

Water Resources Management 




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