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Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

Re: Urbanization, Rural Transformation and Implications for Food Security - Online consultation on the background document to the CFS Forum

Olivia Muza
Olivia Muza ConsultantZimbabwe

Security of tenure shapes the dynamics of urbanization and rural transformation to a larger extent. Land grabbing for instance, creates food and nutrition insecurity. In the rural areas it competes with food and nutrition security related initiatives. It drives people away from their livelihoods. It increases urban migration. On the contrary, urban dwellers whose security of tenure is compromised have to negotiate new spaces of which rural areas is a key option.