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The State of Food and Agriculture 2017.
‘Leaving no one behind’ - How investing in rural‑urban areas is key to ending hunger and poverty. #ZeroHunger
Since the 1990s, rural transformations in many countries have helped millions escape poverty. But population growth, increasing urbanization, modern technologies, and climate change are transforming the world we live in, and food systems are evolving rapidly in response. Change is happening at a fast pace – and the question is: which direction are these transformations taking? Are they benefitting the poor and the food insecure? And will the food systems of the future be able to feed and employ the millions of young people poised to enter labour markets in the developing world?
The State of Food and Agriculture 2017 sets out a vision for inclusive rural transformation through a territorial approach. It also explores the catalytic role of rural towns and secondary cities in boosting the rural economy, and analyses how strengthening linkages between rural and urban economies will be crucial to achieve development goals and secure decent livelihoods for all.
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