The world’s highest rural poverty area

Where we can found the highest rural poverty rate in the world? The answer is in Sub-Saharan Africa.

A recent publication of IFAD reveals the world rural poverty figures.  The Rural Poverty Report 2011 discloses that Sub-Sahara Africa is the only region in the world where the numbers of rural people living in extreme poverty is still on the rise. About 60% of 300 million rural people on the continent live in exterme poverty.

The Rural Poverty Report employs some term related to poverty. Do you familiar with that? Brief terms explained below:

  • Incidence of poverty — percentage of people living on <US$2/day
  • Incidence of extreme poverty — percentage of people living on <US$1.25/day
  • Incidence of rural  poverty — percentage of rural people living on <US$2/day
  • Incidence of extreme rural poverty — percentage of rural people living on <US$1.25/day

global-girl-friends

An interesting reading about poverty. It’s available in Amazon as the most recent book about poverty.

Global Girlfriends: How One Mom Made It Her Business to Help Women in Poverty Worldwide

Our world has many richest man coming from various business. And our world also has many poor people, in rural areas.

Some NGOs have helped with the efficient cooking stove, and the others with a nice hunger fighting game, and blog-based action!

But, don’t confuse with the effort of poverty exploitation.