Vol. 42 Nr. 5/2008 - "The ultra poor – neglected resource, future potential"

The soaring food prices are causing accelerated poverty in numerous developing countries. Ever more people are doomed to survive on less than a dollar a day.

What are the consequences for the ultra poor, for their survival and their children's future? What strategies have to lock in so that the poorest of the poor can also be integrated into the economic process and pulled out of the poverty trap? These issues are the central feature of issue 5/08 of Rural 21.