Efforts to reduce poverty and hunger in rural areas have come a long way in the last 50 years. Transforming agriculture from subsistence and farm-centered to commercial and off-farm-centered is a complex process. This tool represents the first attempt to map the agricultural transformation path of 117 countries over a 45-year period to understand which policies have been effective and successful.

In 1970, most countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America were in the red, meaning low levels of agricultural transformation. Today they are mostly in the blue, meaning successful transformation. Only some countries in Africa are still lagging behind, and no country is worse off today than it was in 1970.

This tool identified five country groups with similar conditions in 1970; this period was used due to data availability, as well as because it represents an important period for agricultural transformation in lower and middle-income countries.

Here is a list of the FSP's focus countries:

Here is a list of countries that have experienced successful agricultural transformation: