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Invest in rural economies: Sheikh Hasina

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Health Desk: 14 February 2018: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called upon the development partners to invest in sustainable rural economies to ensure resilience to agricultural crisis as the inclusive and sustainable rural transformation hold the key to eliminate poverty and hunger on Tuesday.

“The development partners have to be a little more generous in order to eliminate poverty and hunger. The world appears to me to be ready now for it. I would like to urge you for investing in sustainable rural economies,” she said.

Hasina was delivering her keynote speech at the 41st Session of the IFAD's Governing Council at the headquarters of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome, with its President Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo in the chair.

The theme of the session was “From fragility to long-term resilience: Investing in sustainable rural economics”.