Cycling is by far the best way to travel
Many rural communities in developing countries are vulnerable, fragile and lack resilience. There are many factors that contribute to this - weak institutions, conflicts over access to productive resources, degradation of natural resources, social tension and inequality, lack of employment opportunities for youth, poor access to basic services and exclusion from political processes.
Poverty and hunger are concentrated in rural areas, so investing in rural livelihoods is essential to eradicate poverty and achieve zero hunger – SDGs 1 and 2. This can only be achieved if the interests of rural people, including smallholder farmers, are integrated into discussions across all the SDGs.