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Local community Water basin in Iran

Rural development and food production

We've been committed to rural development and poverty alleviation for over 60 years are constantly modifying our services and range of expertise to respond to new challenges. To us, partnership development, capacity building of service providers, community mobilisation and organisation are key to successful poverty reduction.

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Agricultural land development, Indonesia
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Agricultural land development, Indonesia Mott MacDonald developed a framework for a national strategy for converting coastal swamps into agricultural land in Indonesia.

Many national governments have adopted a rural development policy aiming to achieve two of the targets under the first Millennium goal, to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. The primary focus is on rural economic growth and employment generation, enhanced food self-sufficiency, increased household income as well as sustainable natural resources management.

Our involvement in rural development and food production programmes focuses on supporting, co-ordination, planning, management, supervision and administration at central and local levels. We also have experience in tracking donor funds released for rural development and poverty alleviation.

Our international development services in rural development and food production are:

  • Agro-forestry
  • Building up communities’ ability to handle emerging crises
  • Contracting for implementation and partnership development
  • Improvement of agricultural and livestock production
  • Poverty reduction strategy formulation
  • Programme management, accounting and co-ordination
  • Rural enterprise development, finance and savings
  • Social impact and benefit assessment
  • Soil and water conservation and water resources development
  • Study, design and supervision for infrastructure works
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