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About 75 percent of the world’s poor live in rural areas in developing countries.
Most survive on subsistence farming, artisanal fisheries and/or nomadic herding and many are landless, working as seasonal labour on farms, plantations, in fisheries and industry.
Their daily food needs are met primarily through local production, foraging, hunting and fishing – often by women – on small farms, common grazing
lands and in woods, forests, streams, rivers and lakes.
Reduced access to these ecosystems or decrease in the foods gathered in these environments can result in hunger and acute malnutrition.