Any course of action designed to promote economic growth, modernization, increase in agricultural production and the creation of a framework in which to fulfill primary needs, such as education, health and supply of water in rural areas. The attainment of such objectives depends in general on the type of administrative systems proposed for the various programmes and on the national political situation as regards, for instance, land tenure, agrarian reform, the disbursement of assistance and food policy. (Source: GEMET/GREMES)

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rural area
rural community
rural planning
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