For Integrated and Sustainable                  development.
EcoCoast Consultancy
EcoCoast Consultancy
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Projects EU Sustainble and Integrated Land Use of the Eurasian Steppe OXFAM Rural development and poverty alleviation EBRD Pro-biodiversity business support WB ICZM Georgia Nemunas Delta Sustainable development MMC Social Oversight Mongolia
Rural Development and Poverty alleviation Rural   development   is   based   on   the   effective   use   of   the   natural   resources.   These   resources   often   not understood   as   valuable,   or   very   unevenly   divided.   Added   value   for   the   exeisitng   production   or   development of   new   value   chains,   like   vegetables,   extensive   husbandry   and   rural   tourism,   can   support   new   ways   of development, which leds rural population wishing to stay again. Poverty   is   a   combination   of   not   equal   division   of   natural   resources   and   social   status.   Therfore   the   chance   to climb   up   is   limited.   Improved   use   of   natural   resources,   small   credit   facilities,   gender   issues   and   changes   in the   social   structure   are   main   exists   out   of   this   situation.   Women   have   more   chance   to   escape   for   poverty than men, as their focus is more one of cooperation and common initiative.     
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