70 percent of the world's food insecure population lives in rural areas in developing countries
"Yet at the same time, over 70 percent of the world’s food insecure population lives in rural areas in developing countries. Many of them are subsistence producers who may not grow enough to meet their families’ needs. Typically they have access only to limited and often degraded natural resources and are particularly vulnerable to external shocks, including those induced by climate change."
José Graziano da Silva, "The family farming revolution," Opinion Article, FAO, Rome.1/14/14. Accessed 2/19/2014. http://www.fao.org/about/who-we-are/director-gen/faodg-opinionarticles/d...