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Why Small Towns Matter: Urbanisation, Rural Transformations and Food Security

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11 May 2017

2017/03 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); IIED Brief; Author(s): Cecilia Tacoli Details

The multiple and complex interconnections between rural and urban spaces, people and enterprises and how these affect poverty and food insecurity are all too often overlooked. Small towns are an important but often neglected element of rural landscapes and food systems.

Cities and Spatial Interactions in West Africa: A Clusterimng Analysis of the Local Interactions of Urban Agglomerations

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11 May 2017

2017/03 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); West African Papers, No. 05; Author(s): Rafael Prieto Curiel, Philipp Heinrigs, Inhoi Heo Details

This paper, part of ongoing work within the Sahel and West Africa Club Secretariat to integrate urbanisation and city growth into analyses of major trends in the region, lays the foundation for the development of a systematic method to capture and describe these spatial interactions.

Rural-Urban Transformations and Food Security in India: The Challenges and Opportunities of Peri-Urbanisation

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11 May 2017

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); IIED Publication; Author(s): Fiona Marshall, Pritpal Randhawa Details 

This working paper examines rural-urban transformations in India in relation to changes in food production, access, consumption, nutritional quality and safety.

International Conference: AFRICA, NEW POWERS, OLD POWERS 4-5 May 2017, Bologna

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08 May 2017

This international conference aims at debating the limits and potentialities of the growing political and economic interaction between the African countries and the “emerging powers” within a broader historical and political perspective.

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