26/06 | What do food security and migration have to do with each other?

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26/06/2019 - 12:00

Wednesday 26 June 2019 | 12.00 - 14.00 hrs. | Storck room, FPS WASO, Ernest Blerotstraat no. 1, 1070 Brussels (how to get there).


Migration is of all times. Over the centuries, migration has been an element of social and economic development. The image of migration is often one-sided, so that there is insufficient insight into the deeper causes that cause people to migrate. We also often forget that international migration is only a relatively small part of total migration. What makes people living in rural areas in the South move away from their hometown? Which environmental factors play a role in this? Are the circumstances such that farmers in rural areas can live well from their work? Or does the international context reinforce inequality, forcing people to migrate?

The FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) published the FAO State of Food and Agriculture Report 2018, which includes a focus on the link between food security and migration. In this informative lunch seminar we would like to elaborate on this report.





  • 12.00 | welcome, with coffee / tea and sandwiches
  • 12.30 | presentation of the FAO activities and of the report, by Rodrigo Delapuerta (presentation) and Andrea Cattaneo (presentation) (FAO)
  • 13.15 | reaction by Tom Devriendt (Caritas)
  • 13.30 | Q&A and discussion

Admission to this seminar is free, but we ask that you register in advance via this link: .

This seminar will be in English. There is no translation provided.