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Rural migration, agriculture and rural development

In Brief: Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition
FAO FSN Forum [ 2018 ]
Migration is on the rise and it is one of the more widely-debated topics in the development community. There is a growing focus on the causes and impacts of migration and the best ways to address the needs of affected [...]
   

Trade and Nutrition Technical Note

Trade policy technical notes No. 21 – Trade and Food Security
FAO [ 2018 ]
The triple burden of malnutrition, which consists of undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, and overweight and obesity, continues to be a global cause for concern. In fact, dietary risks are among the leading factors contributing to early deaths. Which role can trade [...]
   

Sustainable farming systems for food and nutrition security

FSN Forum summary
FAO FSN Forum [ 2018 ]
This document summarizes the online discussion Sustainable farming systems for food and nutrition security, which was held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) from 23 October to 10 November 2017. The discussion was facilitated [...]
   

The challenge of employment in the 21st century: Creating jobs in the food system

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 6
FAO [ 2018 ]
Agriculture remains the single most important employer in many developing country, as there are about 200 million unemployed nowadays and many more underemployed. Opportunities arise in agriculture and food systems thanks to a growing middle class, who demands processed, packaged [...]
   
Grâce à l’adaptation d'un modèle économique récursif dynamique pour le Burkina Faso, nous examinons et comparons les sous-secteurs agricoles porteurs de croissance au Burkina Faso. Nous évaluons également si le programme budgétaire du PNSR II permettra au Burkina Faso d'atteindre [...]
   

Monitoring food security in countries with conflict situations

A joint FAO/WFP update for the United Nations Security Council ( January 2018)
FAO and WFP [ 2018 ]
The report covers country briefs for 17 countries in four regions: Latin America: Haiti • Africa: Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Lake Chad Basin (northeastern Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Niger), Liberia, Mali, Somalia, Sudan and South [...]
   
This document summarizes the online discussion “The 11th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11) and its significance for food security in Africa”, held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition in Africa (FSN Forum Africa) from 20 November to [...]
   

Institutions, economic freedom and structural transformation in 11 sub-Saharan African countries

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 18-01
Alessandro Carraro and Panagiotis Karfakis [ 2018 ]
Good institutions are a fundamental pre-requisite to successfully achieve structural transformation in growing developing countries (UNECA, 2016). Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing a rapid growth but a weak and slow structural transformation process, which is mainly characterized by the reallocation of [...]
   
This document summarizes the online discussion Sustaining the impact of capacity development initiatives for African youth in agriculture, which was held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition in Africa (FSN Forum Africa) from 25 October to [...]
   

Resilience analysis in Jordan 2013

FAO resilience analysis report No. 11
FAO RIMA Team [ 2018 ]
Jordan, in Western Asia, has a population of approximately 9.5 million people, of which a significant share (more than two million people) are registered Palestinian refugees. The country currently faces significant challenges to its socioeconomic system; the geopolitical situation is [...]