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In Pursuit of the African dream


Millions of people are migrating from rural to urban areas worldwide. They are looking for a better life and job opportunities that will lead them to prosperity and success. Sounds familiar? Yes, the so called “American dream”.

Today, with all these big flows of people from rural to urban areas, the cities are not often well prepared. Job markets can quickly become saturated, and all those human resources end up being left untapped. Urban growth is not driven by a goal to provide better life conditions, and the inequalities between the urban and the rural most of the times result in social instability that also affects food security.

In the side event “Territorial approach to urban rural transformations and food security in Africa”, the panellists shared their visions of the future of Africa, as an integrated, sustainable, and collaborative continent of opportunities for all. Does it sound like the new “African dream”?

Read the full post on the CFS blog here.

This blogpost covers the CFS44 side event “Territorial approach to urban rural transformations and food security in Africa”

Blogpost by Diego Valencia, #CFS44 Social Reporter –

Photo credit: Matthias Ripp – Wild Africa (LINK)

This post is part of the live coverage during the 44th Session of the Committee on World Food Security, a social media project supported by GFAR. This post is written by one of our social reporters, and represents the author’s views only.

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