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Lasting but changing rural trends

Losch B.. 2013. In : Losch Bruno (ed.), Magrin Géraud (ed.), Imbernon Jacques (ed.). A new emerging rural world : An overview of rural change in Africa. Montpellier : CIRAD, p. 18-19.

Apart from its northern and southern edges. Africa remains predominantly rural and the numberofpeople living in the countryside will continue to grow well beyond2050 - a global exception. The densification ofthe population andimprovements in communications are nevertheless producing lifestyle and regional changes. Transforming this new rural context into a factor ofdevelopment is a major challenge for policy makers.

Mots-clés : croissance de la population; population rurale; population agricole; zone rurale; zone urbaine; urbanisation; démographie; diversification; afrique

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