Rural population is approximated as the midyear nonurban population. Collier, S. J., & Ong, A. Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa commit resources to promote agricultural innovations. pp 33-42 | In J. M. Griffin (Ed.). Rural African Village Life in Davedi, Togo December 28, 2013. With our Food Security & Nutrition Program, ROA addresses the health of both people and crops in rural Africa. Prof. Ruth Oniang’o, ROA’s founder and African Food Prize Winner is at the forefront of fighting malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has influenced the development of nutrition training, research, development discourse both locally in Kenya and in much of Africa and her grasp of African food and nutrition issues often enabled her to be Africa’s voice at many international forums such as the World Nutrition Conference and the World Food Summit. | According to the latest 2017 State of Food and Agriculture report by the UNâs Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the key to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are transforming rural communities and promoting agriculture. Some define urban areas based on the presence of certain infrastructure and services. Food and agricultural policy for a globalizing world: Preparing the future. Our development strategy is built on promoting and mediating responsible Research & Innovation Partnerships between our partner communities, national and international research networks. Description: The map below shows how Rural population (% of total population) varies by country in Africa. There is no universal standard for distinguishing rural from urban areas, and any urban-rural dichotomy is an oversimplification. Oceania Currently, smallholder food producers have little to no access to profitable markets and value chains, which are dominated by large producers and retailers. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population. Our study found that there were differences in how farmers and promoters of conservation agriculture defined its success. (2008). Agriculture has been the most prominent occupation among major rural dwellers in Africa, yet rural development is accepted as much broader than agricultural development, because some other activities associated with rural development provide a substitute to agriculture and serve alternative sources of income and means of survival to the rural poor.