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November 7, 2018Knowledge Portal
From corn to popcorn? Urbanization and dietary change: Evidence from rural-urban migrants in Tanzania

This article aims to study the extent to which changes in the structure of diets may be attributable to moving to an urban environment and explore what this could imply for the wider debate on urbanization and dietary change. A substantial part of the impact of relocating to an urban area is related to the transition out of farming, differences in food prices, and especially income changes. »

October 26, 2018Knowledge Portal
The state of food and agriculture 2018: Migration, agriculture and rural development

The key focus of this year’s SOFA report is rural migration, which constitutes a considerable portion of both internal and international migration flows. Policy coherence between migration and agriculture and rural development policies essential to ensure safe, orderly and regular migration. »

Rural youth empowerment to mitigate international migration?
September 20, 2018Knowledge activity
Rural youth empowerment to mitigate international migration?
Theme: Youth in agrofood systems

What is the relation between youth employment and education in agriculture and migration? And how should organizations working to improve food security via employment and education programs relate to the political agenda of mitigating (international) migration? These were questions discussed in another Community of Practice Youth in food systems Meet-up on September 11, 2018. Edukans and »

September 12, 2018Knowledge Portal
Drivers and patterns of rural youth migration and its impact on food security and rural livelihoods in Tunisia

This report addresses the determinants of migration and mobility, the patterns and types of rural youth migration and the impact on rural livelihoods, food security, agriculture and development in rural areas in Tunisia. International migrants often have higher educational levels than non-migrants. »

July 26, 2018Knowledge Portal
Can sustainable agriculture mitigate massive youth migration in Africa?

This article is on sustainable agriculture lever to mitigate youth migration in Africa. Sustainable agricultural transformation in an approach that offers one of the most robust and immediate opportunities for addressing several of the drivers of migration in Africa. »

June 27, 2018Knowledge Portal
Rural migration in Tunisia: Drivers and patterns of rural youth migration and its impact on food security and rural livelihoods in Tunisia

This report by The Migration Policy Centre and FAO, addresses the determinants of migration and mobility, the patterns and types of rural youth outmigration and the impact of rural youth migration on food security and rural livelihoods and societies in origin regions in Tunisia.  Given the key role of agriculture both as a preferred sector for transnational engagement of migrants and as a targeted domain of activity and investment upon future return, policies focusing on migration and rural development could address both these forms of diaspora mobilisation. »