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Sustainable Development Goals: Strengthening rural-urban linkages is the key for India (Financial Express)

May 11, 2017

Shenggen Fan, Director General, and P.K. Joshi, Director for South Asia, authored an op-ed in India's Financial Express on strengthening rural-urban linkages as the key to achieve Sustainable Development Goals in India. The article highlights the 2017 Global Food Policy Report's findings on how rapid urbanization presents challenges to rural and urban agriculture and nutrition. Dr. Fan and Dr. Joshi emphasize that rural-urban linkages can be strengthened through leveraging intermediate cities to facilitate connections between rural and urban areas, and improving agri-infrastructure such as cold storage and processing facilities.