Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

Topic: Rural development

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Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry for improved Food Security and better Nutrition

Biodiversity and ecosystem services are essential in supporting agriculture in multiples ways and at all levels. These interlinkages are increasingly seen as key for livelihoods, welfare, production and development.

In 2017, FAO Members welcomed the FAO’s initiative to act as Biodiversity Mainstreaming Platform and requested the Organization to facilitate the integration of actions for the conservation, sustainable use, management and restoration of biological diversity across agricultural sectors at national, regional and international levels. 

This online discussion will contribute to define further the objectives and partnerships of the Biodiversity Mainstreaming Platform and to advance the development of its work programme.

Food Security and Nutrition resources

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...

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E-learning course on migration and youth in rural areas

This e-learning course provides a detailed description of the linkages between migration and rural development, with a specific focus on youth.  The course also provides policy recommendations on how to maximize the positive impacts of...

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Promoting alternative to migration for rural youth in Tunisia and Ethiopia

Each year, rural areas lose a promising share of their workforce, as youth leave their homes and migrate to cities or move abroad in search of a better future. By addressing the links between distress migration and rural development, FAO is making a difference in Tunisia and Ethiopia.

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Rural migration, agriculture and rural development

This FSN Forum brief is based on the September-October 2017 online discussion Rural migration, agriculture and rural development, facilitated by Andrea Cattaneo of FAO. Participants in 28 countries commented on the draft annotated outline of the 2018 edition of The State of Food and Agriculture...

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Sustainable farming systems for food and nutrition security

This document summarizes the online discussion Sustainable farming systems for food and nutrition security, which was held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) from 23 October to 10 November 2017.

The discussion was facilitated by Alan Dangour, Professor in...

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Rural women: striving for gender transformative impacts

In March 2018, at the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), once again the spotlight will be focused on addressing the specific challenges and opportunities faced by rural women and girls. As part of the preparations for CSW, FAO – together with IFAD, UN Women and WFP – ran an online...

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Sustainable Farming Systems for Food and Nutrition Security

Ending hunger and malnutrition is a challenge with sustainable agriculture and food systems at its very heart. Understanding the links between agriculture, food security and nutrition, and the environment is of central importance for any advancement towards the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals. This discussion aims to stimulate debate around this nexus and to feed into current research initiatives.

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