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Agriculture plays a fundamental role in daily life, providing livelihoods for one-third of the global population and enabling food production. The sector accounts for 9.5% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) across developing countries and 26% of GDP for the world’s least- developed countries. In 2018, agriculture added USD 3.3 trillion to the world economy, up 50% from 2008 (USD 2.2 trillion).
A total of 2.5 billion people work in the agricultural sector, many residing in rural areas, emerging markets, or both. More than nine in ten are informally employed.

The social and environmental urgencies of supporting agriculture are reflected across the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), from ‘No Poverty’ (SDG 1) to ‘Zero Hunger’ (SDG 2) and ‘Sustainable Consumption and Production’ (SDG 12). The agricultural sector faces ongoing social and sustainability challenges. Although smallholder farmers — comprising 92% of all individual farmers — produce more than 70% of the worldwide food supply, more than eight in ten smallholder farmers manage fewer than two hectares of land.
Despite their contributions to global food supply, smallholder farmers suffer cyclical poverty and food insecurity, with limited access to markets and agricultural extension services, especially in emerging markets. Low-income women form the backbone of agricultural labor, accounting for 43% of the sector’s workforce in emerging markets, but they hold smaller, inferior farming land compared to male farmers around the world and only receive 5% of all agricultural extension services.


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HEALTH
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AGRICULTURE
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