FAO: Kazakhstan's rural poverty rates approaching thresholds

Date: 15:37, 23-10-2020.

Astana. October 23. KazTAG - The level of rural poverty in Kazakhstan is approaching the thresholds set by the Sustainable Development Goals, said Liliya Musina, senior expert on agricultural policy of the Bureau of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations for communications and partnership in Kazakhstan.
“The number of villagers who are not provided with an average per capita income, according to our rough estimates, has reached 3.6 million people, or 46% of the total rural population. The level of rural poverty is growing: in 2018 it reached 6.7% and now it is approaching the 10% threshold set by the SDGs for rural settlements," she said.
In her words, goals of the programs for development of the agricultural- industrial complex of Kazakhstan cannot be achieved without improving living conditions in the countryside.

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