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Second Working Group Meeting: Settlement, Market, Food Security
27-28 October 2011, OECD Headquarters
At the second working group meeting, participants discussed questions raised in the West African Futures (WAF) briefing notes, and defined next steps. More particularly, working group discussions led to an agreed methodology for constructing a harmonised settlement database that covers the period from 1950 to 2050 and distinguishes between urban and rural, food producing and non-food producing, and formal and informal populations. This database will be used as a basis for retrospective and prospective demographic and economic analyses of food and agricultural issues. It will also enrich the analysis of trends and policies.