(2003) AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION, RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE FOOD SECURITY CHALLENGE

Food security is a special concern and in rural areas may require physical infrastructure such as road and power infrastructures, property security, and access to systems of market-based exchange, in addition to public investment in research and extension and related communication systems. In some cases it may require the removal of certain constraints, as emphasized by the FAO Special Programme for Food Security, including improvements in governance and markets, increases in productivity at the farm level, farmer and community group formation and micro-enterprise development.

The paper was written by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

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