Zero Hunger

Living Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho, Anabela Marisa Azul, Luciana Brandli, Pinar Gökcin Özuyar, Tony Wall

Rural Infrastructure and Food Security

  • Junaid Alam Memon
  • Hamid El BilaliEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69626-3_44-1

Synonyms

Definition

Infrastructure: “The basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g., buildings, roads, power supplies) needed for the operation of a society or enterprise” (Oxford University Press 2018).

Based on the above definition, the term rural infrastructure can be defined as: The basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g., buildings, roads, power supplies, irrigation network, extension services, warehouses, storage facilities) needed for the operation of a rural society.

Introduction

The Target 2.a of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 “Zero Hunger” links increase of investment in rural infrastructure, among others, with the enhancement of agricultural productive capacity in developing countries. This target aims to “Increase investment, including through enhanced international cooperation, in rural infrastructure, agricultural research and extension services, technology development, and plant and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Public Policy, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE)IslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.Centre for Development Research (CDR)University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU)ViennaAustria

Section editors and affiliations

  • Mohammad Sadegh Allahyari
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Agricultural ManagementRasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, RashtRashtIran