Almost half of the population of the world lives in rural regions and mostly in a state of poverty. Such inequalities in human development have been one of the primary reasons for unrest and, in some parts of the world, even violence. To ensure that we have a world that is happy, prosperous and peaceful, it is important for us to collectively evolve and implement methods that can empower and enhance the living standard and raise the income level of the world’s deprived population in a sustainable manner.
Putting the Heart Back in the Heartland: Regional Land Bank Initiatives for Sustainable Rural Economies,
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