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30% -  Percentage of the region's economic activity that comes from agriculure

60% - Percentage of economically active population employed by agriculture

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In West and Central Africa, low levels of economic activity coupled with high population growth has led to negative or stagnant growth. In many Sahelian countries, more than 30% of the population falls below the international poverty line of $1 a day and more than 30% of the population is undernourished.

The primary driver for ICRISAT's Inclusive Market-Oriented Development strategy in WCA is market-demand -- creating incentives, and thus opportunities, for the poor to veer away from poverty through market-orientated production and value addition

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