80 Percent

Photo courtesy of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems

Photo courtesy of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems

Almost half of the nearly 106 million inhabitants live in rural areas and in these rural areas live almost 80% of the country’s poor population.

“Rural Poverty in the Philippines.” Rural Poverty Portal. IFAD, n.d. Web. 12 Oct. 2013. <http://www.ruralpovertyportal.org/country/home/tags/philippines&gt;.

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