The State of Food and Agriculture: Migration, Agriculture and Rural Development

“Can investments influence people’s decisions about whether to migrate? Can policies maximize the positive impacts of migration while minimizing the negative ones? SOFA 2018 looks at how internal and international migratory flows link to economic development, demographic change, and natural-resource pressure and recommends tailored policy and investment responses to make migration work for all.”

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SDG Progress: Fragility, crisis and leaving no one behind

“People in fragile states who are caught in conflict or displaced often fall through the cracks or are explicitly excluded from national plans. This report shows that by identifying gaps in SDG progress for fragile and conflict-affected states, the international community can work toward solutions in order to meet the SDGs by 2030.”

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IPCC Special Report

“An extensive report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)–based on three years of research and reviewed by 1,000 scientists–indicates that the 2.7°F (1.5°C) threshold for global temperature increases may be reached as early as 2030, causing catastrophic climate risks. IPCC calls for global cooperation in drastically reducing the net emissions of carbon dioxide.”

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Promoting alternatives to migration for rural youth in Tunisia and Ethiopia

“Each year, rural areas lose a significant share of their workforce, as youth leave their homes and migrate to cities or abroad in search of a better future. Yet agriculture has the potential to generate much needed job opportunities. This report looks at how the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is addressing the link between migration and rural development in Tunisia and Ethiopia, two countries particularly prone to rural out-migration of youth.”

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