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Ethiopia & Chad
South/Latin America
Argentina & Brazil
Moldova & Romania
North America
United States

Essential Question:

How does poverty impact this country?
What causes poverty to happen in this country?
In what parts of the country does poverty exist?

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It is estimated that poverty affects 29.9 percent of Argentines, the incidence being much higher in rural areas.
Rural poverty in Argentina is mainly due to the lack of access to productive resources such as land, credit, knowledge and new agricultural technologies. Poverty in Argentina is also due to uneven distribution of wealth. Poverty impacts the Argentines because they lost family farming.
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Poverty is widespread in Brazil. The issues of income inequality and social exclusion remain at the root of rural poverty.
One of the main causes of poverty in Brazil is extreme inequality of land tenure, especially in the North-East and in the country’s central regions. Lack of access to formal education and skills training is another major cause of rural poverty.
In Brazils rural areas poverty affects about 51% of the population. And Brazil’s North-East region has the single largest concentration of rural poverty in Latin America. The North-East is the country’s poorest and least developed region and the focus of IFAD’s operations. Poor rural communities live in disadvantaged conditions: education and health facilities are not readily available, water supply and sewage systems are generally inadequate, and rural people face severe constraints in accessing technology and infrastructure. Poverty impacts the people because they struggle to supplement farm income with income from salaried labor and small-scale enterprises such as handicrafts and other activities. Off-farm incomes have grown, and at least 30 percent of rural people are engaged in non-agricultural employment as their main occupation. In the semi-arid North-East, landless people and smallholder farmers are severely affected by poverty. In this region, low incomes, adverse climatic conditions, the limited natural resource base characteristic of a semi-arid region, and limited access to public services have led to the migration of large numbers of people to urban areas, mainly to big cities in south-east Brazil.

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Rural poverty is estimated at 21.1% it is known as being practically nonexistant in the European Union and in the Northern Europe but it is a growing threat to people in rural areas. In Eastern Europe and parts of Southern Europe. Out of five Europeans, 93 million people live under the poverty line. The poor include rural people in Central and Eastern Europe. In the Southern and Eastern zones of Europe, agriculture earns 30% or more of GDP and a large proportion is rural.The countrys poor people are subsistence farmers, unemplyed rural workers and women who are heads of households. The poorest people live in remote mountainous areas, where infrastructure and social services are lacking.

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Poverty has a firm grip on Romania’s rural areas, where almost half (44%) of the population lives.In 2003 the UNDP Human Development report estimated that 38% of rural people were living in poverty, compared with 14% of people in urban areas. Rural people are particularly vulnerable to the hardships brought by the painful economic and social transition after the collapse of communism. The overall poverty rate almost doubled in the late 1990’s from 20 % in 1996 to 35% in 2000, as the country struggled to stabilize the economy. The country’s poor people are subsistence farmers, unemployed rural workers and women who are heads of households.The poorest people live in remote mountainous areas, where infrastructure and social services are lacking as well as in Romania.

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United States
The number of Americans living in poverty has been on the rise since the Great Recession, as many households have seen their incomes drop and their debts mount in the past few years. more than 46 million people fell below the poverty line, defined as $22,314 for a family of four. If you factor in the income spent on expenses like medical costs, child care and mortgage payments, the number of Americans whose remaining income falls below the poverty line is closer to 50 million, or roughly 16% of the population.

Among different regions of the country, the South had the highest poverty rate at 16.9%, while the Northeast had the lowest rate at 12.8%.

The poverty rate was 13.9% in the Midwest and 15.3% in the West.

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Poverty in Ethiopia

How does poverty impact this country?

With 80% of Ethiopians dependent on agriculture as their main livelihood, severe arid
Conditions due to persistent lack of rainfall coupled with civil disputes have worsened Ethiopian poverty. Since there are also so many people living in Ethiopia it is hard enough to get food supplies for people who aren’t living in poverty, most of the people who live in poverty barely get any food each day. Women are much less likely than men to receive an education or health benefits, or to have a voice in decisions affecting their lives.

What causes poverty to happen?
The situation worsened recently because of sharp increases in the prices of food and fertilizers on world markets, which made it more difficult for poor households in Ethiopia. Some other not commonly known reasons are improper marketing strategies of agricultural products, transportation facilities are poorly developed, absence of sufficient rainfall, lack of potable water, proper education and health programs and an unstable political scenario.
In what parts of the country does poverty exist?

Poverty in Ethiopia is more pronounced in the rural areas as compared to the urban areas. Poverty is most severe for vulnerable households living in the pastoral areas of lowlands and the high-density parts of highlands.

  • Ethiopia is another of one of the world’s poorest countries with 80 million people living in poverty.

Poverty in Chad

How does poverty impact this country?

Chad is one of the poorest countries in the world with about eleven million people living in poverty. Food security is a major problem across the nation. Climatic variations, particularly drought, can have a devastating effect on harvests of staple foods such as rice and maize. Most of the country has no electricity which makes it hard for the people to do their jobs (if they have one).

What causes poverty to happen?

Ever since they gained independence from France Chad has suffered from instability and conflict Chad lacks abundant natural resources and they have frequent droughts which really takes away some advantages for them. Soil erosion and desertification are problems, and plagues of pests are a continuous threat to harvests and livestock. Farmers lack access to agricultural services and to the knowledge and technology they need to improve productivity. The lack of access to rural financial services prevents poor farmers from developing alternative income opportunities and improving productivity.

In what parts of the country does poverty exist?

Poverty affects every region of Chad. Most of Chad lives in the central and southern parts of the country, which are also the areas that are most vulnerable to climatic variations and most exposed to food insecurity. Climatic conditions are extreme, from drought to torrential rain and flooding.

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