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Forum global sur la sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition • Forum FSN

Topic: Rural development

Food Security and Nutrition resources

Pakistan - Priority areas for investment in the agricultural sector

Pakistan has great potential in agriculture. About 27 percent of the total 79.6 million hectares of the country is under cultivation. Agriculture contributes about 24 percent of the GDP and employs 47 percent of the labour force. Most subsectors of agriculture have either remained static or have...

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Food Security and Nutrition resources

ASTI global assessment of agricultural R&D spending

Overall, global agricultural R&D spending in the public and private sectors steadily increased between 2000 and 2008. As further proof of positive development, most of this growth was driven by developing countries, since growth in high-income countries stalled. But, spending growth in...

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Food Security and Nutrition resources

Globalization and development in sub-Saharan Africa

This paper critically reviews the impact of globalization on sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) since the early 1980s. The large gains expected from opening up to international economic forces have, to date, been limited, and there have been significant adverse consequences. Foreign direct investment in...

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Food Security and Nutrition resources

Rural Development and Poverty Reduction: Is Agriculture Still the Key?

This paper examines the relationship between rurality and poverty, and the role the agricultural sector can play in rural development, poverty reduction, and overall development. The historical views regarding the role of the primary sector in development are presented, and then using original...

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Food Security and Nutrition resources

Vers l'avenir que nous voulons - En finir avec la faim et engager la transition vers des systèmes agro-alimentaires durables

L'amélioration des systémes agricoles et alimentaires est indispensable pour un monde dans lequel les personnes et les écosystémes seront en meilleure santé. Des vies plus saines et plus productives ne peuvent exister que lorsque tous les étres humains ont, a tout moment, la possibilité physique...

Food Security and Nutrition resources

Towards global governance of food security

Can the new food governance system and strategic thinking on food security and rural development, prompted by the 2007–09 food “crisis”, prevent future crises and lead to the lasting eradication of hunger?

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