The Importance of Urban-Rural Linkages: implementing the New Urban Agenda

UN Habitat, World Food Programme (WFP), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)

The session will focus on thematic areas such as spatial planning and rural urbanization, land tenure and governance, food security / nutrition and access to markets. The high level panelists will present strategies on how to develop a new generation of national level development policies that fosters an integrated territorial development approach by strengthening urban-rural linkages.  By presenting existing policies related to the thematic areas named above, the Panelists will emphasize the potential of synergies that can be enhanced by combining strategies and policies that will take the three key elements for structural change into account.


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