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Enriching Rural Communities through Migration for Sustainable Development

What is the relationship between migration and rural development, and how does this impact sustainable development? When migrants’ skills are effectively channeled, and their labour rights protected, migrant workers have the potential to help improve agricultural value chains and accelerate sustainable development outcomes for themselves, their families and communities. Listen to Garry’s story and FAO’s technical experts to understand what mainstreaming migration into rural development programmes means in practice. The video is a part of a #MigrationConnection series that has been produced by IOM through the “Mainstreaming Migration into International Cooperation and Development” (MMICD) initiative funded by the EU. For more information, please visit

Date of Publication
Geographic Scope
South Africa
Workstream Output
Regional Review Process
SDG.1 - No Poverty
SDG.5 - Gender Equality
SDG.8 - Decent Work And Economic Growth
SDG.10 - Reduced Inequalities
SDG.13 - Climate Action
SDG.16 - Peace, Justice And Strong Institutions
SDG.17 - Partnerships For The Goals
Migration and Development

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