, Volume 58, Issue 2–3, pp 169–176 | Cite as

Can We Still Only Think ‘Rural’? Bridging the rural–urban divide for rural transformation in a globalized world

  • Bruno LoschEmail author


The international debate on structural change remains focused on sector–based approaches. The discussion on rural transformation is most often limited by the same long-standing bias. In order to answer the major challenges of their demographic and economic transition, many developing countries need to address their new rural-urban dynamics and to adopt territorial-based development strategies.


demographic transition urbanization employment territorial development agriculture development strategy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn)University of Western CapeBellvilleSouth Africa
  2. 2.Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD)UMR ART-DevMontpellierFrance

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