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ACTIVITY No. 143   •   FSN Forum digest No. 1317

Rural migration, agriculture and rural development

until 12 October 2017

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Dear Members,

We are happy to share with you the new comments received to the online consultation Rural migration, agriculture and rural development.

In these latest contributions, participants provide case studies on rural migration and other publications that could be useful for the preparation of the 2018 edition of The State of Food and Agriculture.

In addition to submitting papers and specific experiences, we invite you to share your ideas on the focus of the outline of the report. We would, in particular, like to know whether you think that there are important dimensions that have been left out.

Please visit the webpage in English, French or Spanish for background information on the consultation, to download the report's outline, and to read the contributions received so far.

You can post your contributions directly online upon registration, or send them to FSN-moderator@fao.org.

We encourage you to keep sharing your input with us and to contribute to the drafting process of this important report!

Your FSN Forum team


iconSophia Davidova, University of Kent, United Kingdom

Sophia shares a number of findings from a research focusing on Kosovo, which has a traditionally rural society that has witnessed sustained and high levels of outmigration. Overall, the results suggest that policies seeking to decrease rural out-migration should include initiatives to develop market institutions in rural areas, as well as stimulate competitive input markets and outlets for the sale of farm produce. Sophia attaches two papers on rural migration in Kosovo: Migration and Farm Technical Efficiency: Evidence from Kosovo and Security and Rural Out-Migration: Insights from Kosovo.

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Read the first and the second paper

iconPhilipp Heinrigs, OECD, France

Philipp attaches the paper Cities and Spatial Interactions in West Africa, published by OECD. The paper presents a geo-spatial analysis of urbanisation dynamics in West Africa based on data from Africapolis.

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iconAstghik Sahakyan, ICARE Foundation, Armenia

Astghik submits a publication by the World Bank, Impact of Migration on Economic and Social Development: A Review of Evidence and Emerging Issues, which provides insights into the different impacts of migration and discusses immigration issues related to environment and climate change, demographic trends, democratic processes and national security questions. The paper includes case studies of different countries in the world.

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iconManuel Castrillo, Proyecto Camino Verde, Costa Rica

Manuel discusses the importance of taking an ethical approach and considering cultural specificities with regard to the integration of migrants in the (rural) society. In particular, a better understanding of rural realities will allow for deploying adequate strategies to help foster a mutually beneficial relationship for the migrants and the population in the host country.

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iconKuruppacharil V. Peter, World Noni Research Foundation, India

According to Kuruppacharil, migration from highly populated areas to low populated areas where human resources are scarce, needs to be encouraged.

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