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Foro Global sobre Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutrición • Foro FSN

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

John Kazer
John KazerCarbon TrustUnited Kingdom

Typically smallholder production is assumed to require a large rural workforce.  Will this still be available as urbanization procedes and food prices necessarily increase with demand from growing cities?

This pair of economic and population forces drove consolidation of agriculture into larger farms in every (?) urbanized country to date - what reason(s) are there to believe this will not continue to happen in countries which currently have large rural populations and smallholder predominant production?