CFS Forum on Urbanization, Rural Transformation, and Implications for Food Security and Nutrition

The CFS held a forum on urbanization and rural transformation on October 20th 2016 as part of the 43rd plenary session of the CFS. The purpose of the forum was to take stock of changing rural-urban dynamics as they relate to food security, to share practical experiences on addressing food security with an integrated rural-urban approach, and to identify potential next steps for the CFS on this topic. An outcome document entitled “addressing food security and nutrition in the context of changing rural urban dynamics: experiences and effective policy approaches” will be presented for approval at the 2017 plenary session of CFS, October 9th–13th.

CFS Technical Workshops on Urbanization and Rural Transformation

In order to guide the work of the CFS on this topic, a series of technical workshops were held, bringing together policymakers and practitioners from government, academia, the private sector, and NGOs. The Results of these workshops can be found here.

The PSM coordinates a working group on this topic. If you are interested in joining, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

pdf PSM Position Paper - Urbanization and Rural Transformation (452 KB)