Vol. 45 Nr. 1/2011: People on the move

Since 2008, it is estimated, for the first time in history, over half of the world's population has been living in urban centres. What are the consequences? What does this mean for the rural regions and those staying at home? What are the impacts on agricultural production and food security? In addition to facts and figures on international trends, our focus in this edition illustrates the intricate links between migration and demographic change, tradition and modernity, cities and urban regions.