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Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

Rural Africa in motion

The atlas Rural Africa in motion. Dynamics and drivers of migration South of the Sahara aims to offer a better understanding of complex rural migration patterns in sub-Saharan Africa. 

The atlas notes that the vast majority of Africans (75 percent) are migrating within Africa, whilst the overwhelming majority of North Africans (about 90 percent) migrate to Europe. Hence, sub-Sharan Africa "is in motion", but mainly within the limits of the continent. It highlights the important role rural areas will continue to play in shaping the continent’s migration for decades to come. 


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