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Brussels Briefing 48: Steve Wiggins "Fostering Rural-Urban links and the implications for the rural economy"

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The Brussels Development Briefing no. 48 on “Strengthening rural livelihoods in the face of rapid urbanisation in Africa” took place on 20th March 2017 from 14:00 to 18:00, at the ACP Secretariat (Avenue Georges Henri 451, 1200 Brussels, Room C). This Briefing was co-organised by CTA, BMZ/GIZ, the ACP Secretariat, European Commission (DG DEVCO) and Concord

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Brussels Briefing 48: Steve Wiggins "Fostering Rural-Urban links and the implications for the rural economy"

  1. 1. Rural Urban links
  2. 2. Development thickens links between village & town For farmers • more market opps, higher prices • lower costs for inputs, advice, financial services For rural households • new opps from towns: commuting, migration, leisure & environmental services All these effects stimulate RNFE
  3. 3. Maharashtra, India MSRTC:thelifeline ofruralMaharashtra
  4. 4. 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.6 Farm-> farm Farm-> middle Farm-> city Middle- >farm Middle- > middle Middle- >city Total Millions Annual Consumption, Adult Eq. Tshs 1991/94 2010 KageraTanzania
  5. 5. Policy Roads Secondary towns: more jobs than metropoles LED, RTD, industrial clusters + decent.

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