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Our President General attending FAO's 41st Session Conference on "The State of Food and Agriculture: Migration, Agriculture and Rural Development" in Rome, 22-29 June 2019.
Despite the challenges it might present, migration is part and parcel of economic, social and human development and a means of reducing inequality both within and between countries. Rural migration constitutes a considerable portion of both internal and international migration flows. Policy coherence between migration and agriculture and rural development policies is essential to ensure safe, orderly, and regular migration. However, policy priorities relating to rural migration depend on country contexts that are continuously evolving: these will be different for countries in protracted crisis situations, countries where rural youth employment is a challenge, countries in economic and demographic transition, and for developed countries receiving migrant workers.
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