Development in Rural Areas
Raising Rural Incomes While Revitalising Local Culture
The vast majority of AKF beneficiaries are small producers whose livelihoods depend on income from selling their crops or the products they make. Their incomes are strongly affected by factors such as the level of technical knowledge, physical distance to markets, uneven competition due to national and international trade policies, devastation of war and limits on productivity caused by environmental degradation.
Multi-Input Area Development
The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) consists of a constellation of development agencies set up to bring the necessary resources and expertise to bear on a given area. Each agency is meant to interact with, and reinforce, the others.
Over the last 40 years, fostering the growth of transparent, democratically elected village organisations has been at the centre of the efforts of AKDN agencies, particularly in rural development.
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