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August 6, 2019Knowledge Portal
2019 Rural Development Report: Creating opportunities for rural youth

This report attempts to inform policies, programmes, and investments to promote a rural transformation that is inclusive of rural youth. Rural youth development is powered by improvements in three mutually-reinforcing factors: productivity, connectivity and agency. To improve opportunities for rural youth policies and investments have to be integrated into national and local strategies, policies and programmes. »

March 27, 2019Knowledge Portal
Global food policy report 2019

This global food policy report 2018 provides a synthesis of all major developments regarding food policy in 2018. The special focus of this year’s report is on rural revitalization. Rural revitalization represents a systems approach to addressing poverty and food and nutrition security through its recognition of the intrinsic links among sectors that make up the entire food chain. »

March 8, 2019Knowledge Portal
An Africa-Europe agenda for rural transformation

This report proposes strategies and policies, harnessing cooperation between Africa and Europe, to enable the African agri-food and rural economy to respond to the challenge of generating sufficient jobs and incomes for the African workforce. Africa and Europe should implement and innovative partnership for the inclusive and sustainable development of Africa’s agri-food sector and rural economy, where African political and policy leadership should be a key element. »

August 6, 2018Knowledge Portal
Transforming food and agriculture to achieve the SDGs: 20 interconnected actions to guide decision-makers

These guidelines presents a set of actions to speed up the transformation to sustainable food and agriculture. Sustainable food and agriculture have great potential to revitalize the rural landscape, deliver inclusive growth to countries and drive positive change. »

Making agricultural transformation more inclusive
June 27, 2018Expert opinion
Making agricultural transformation more inclusive

Breakout session 2 of IOB public dialogue Dutch food security policy on May 31, 2018. Although Dutch food security policy has contributed to better availability of and access to food, the social inclusiveness effects of food security programmes seemed less positive and were a cause for debate. Participants in the breakout session “inclusive agricultural transformation and rural transition” presented various views on how improvements can be made. »

February 15, 2018Knowledge Portal
Poverty reduction during the rural–urban transformation

This article in the Journal of Policy Modeling, focuses on poverty reduction during the rural–urban transformation and argues that rural development is still more important than urbanisation. Given that a rapid population growth or rural–urban migration is likely to increase poverty, more emphasis should be placed on policies that enhance support for rural agricultural and non-agricultural sectors, according to the authors. »