THE LINKAGES BETWEEN MIGRATION, AGRICULTURE, FOOD SECURITY AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
|Post date||Monday, 6 August, 2018 - 08:29|
|Content Themes||Development, Emergency Response, Agriculture|
|Sources||FAO, International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), International Organization for Migration (IOM), WFP|
Migration has contributed to form the societies we live in today, and as such, it is part
of our shared history. Both the causes and consequences of migration are multifaceted and complicated. While many people leave their homes as a result of conflict or poverty, others move under conditions of peace, political stability and development. People may also leave
to study, reunite with family members, or with the plan to find work and financially support their families back home.
A large share of international migrants originate from rural areas. Both international and internal migration (i.e., the movement from rural areas to cities) form an important part of the structural transformation of an economy, and bring opportunities and challenges for rural economies. Remittances received by families, for example, have significant positive impacts on poverty reduction. In some cases, however, the loss of the most dynamic members of rural societies can have a negative impact on agriculture, in particular.