Education for Rural People: A neglected key to Food Security?
28 March 2007
FAO Headquarter, Rome, Italy
On 28 March 2007 the Education for Rural People Coordination Unit and the
University of “Roma Tre”
organized a seminar to present an empirical study focusing on the relationship between primary education and
This research outlined that quality primary education for rural people in developing countries is crucial to fight food insecurity.
The results were that, in order to make a substantive progress towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG 1,2 and 3)
Governments, International Organizations and civil society should invest more in education, and especially
in Education for Rural People.
The study was based on a field research conducted by
Pasquale De Muro
Associate Professor of “Economics of Human Development” of the University of Roma Tre and by
Francesco Burchi, PhD Candidate in Development Economics.