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Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

Topic: Rural development

Many studies have provided global and regional overviews of the state of social protection policies and their importance to poverty reduction, food security and nutrition. However, little is known about how such policies are designed and implemented in rural areas, or how they complement and link to agricultural support programmes, which may cover the same geographical areas and reach similar types of beneficiaries. Both social protection and agricultural policies are needed for poverty reduction in poor rural populations.

Social assistance and productive support policies implementation in rural areas

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This publication is a compendium of the main outcomes of the online stakeholder dialogue organized by the project “Developing Capacity for Strengthening Food Security and Nutrition in Selected Countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia”, funded by the Russian Federation, in collaboration with the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum).

Food security and nutrition policy dialogues in Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia 2016–2019 - A retrospective

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This document summarizes the online consultation Addressing the challenges and realizing the potential benefits of migration to better nutrition in the Europe and Central Asia region, which was held on the FAO Forum on Food Security and Nutrition in Europe and Central Asia (FSN Forum in ECA) from 25 October to 17 December 2018.

Addressing the challenges and realizing the potential benefits of migration to improve nutrition and food security in the Europe and Central Asia region

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This report aims to identify the different scenarios where the process of digital transformation is taking place in agriculture. This identifies those aspects of basic conditions, such as those of infrastructure and networks, affordability, education and institutional support. In addition, enablers are identified, which are the factors that allow adopting and integrating changes in the production and decision-making processes. Finally identify through cases, existing literature and reports how substantive changes are taking place in the adoption of digital technologies in agriculture.

Digital technologies in agriculture and rural areas

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This training handbook is a field guide for training urban and peri-urban vegetable farmers in safe practices for irrigating their vegetables with wastewater. It is designed to provide complete information, knowledge and skills for the successful safer production of vegetables in urban and peri-urban farming systems. Once you have gained this knowledge, we urge you to share the knowledge and skills you have gained with other farmers in your neighbourhood, so that they too can produce cleaner vegetables that are safer to eat.

On-farm practices for the safe use of wastewater in urban and peri-urban horticulture

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Can investments influence people’s decisions about whether to migrate? Can policies maximize the positive impacts of migration while minimizing the negative ones?

SOFA 2018 looks at how internal and international migratory flows link to economic development, demographic change, and natural-resource pressure. The report provides a thorough analysis of the factors in rural areas which contribute to migration decisions and recommends tailored policy and investment responses to make migration work for all.

The State of Food and Agriculture 2018

This document summarizes the online discussion Youth employment in agriculture as a solid solution to ending hunger and poverty in Africa, which was held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) from 16 July to 10 August 2018. The discussion was organized to gather views in advance of the 20-21 August regional conference “Youth Employment in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to Ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa: Engaging through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Entrepreneurship” in Kigali, Rwanda.

Youth Employment in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa

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