FAO Liaison Office in New York

Commemoration of the World Food Day at the UN Headquarters

The world is on the move. More people have been forced to flee their homes than at any time since the Second World War due to increased conflict and political instability. Poverty, food insecurity, natural disasters, land and water degradation, and lack of decent jobs are also among the root causes of migration, including forced migration.

Three-quarters of the extreme poor base their livelihoods on agriculture or other rural activities. Creating conditions that allow rural people, especially youth, to stay at home when they feel it is safe to do so, and to have more resilient livelihoods, is a crucial component of any plan to tackle challenges in migration.

Join us for a World Food Day commemorative event at which speakers will discuss and exchange ideas on rural migration and food security.

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