FAO IFAD RUL Decent work Page 1Well-functioning rural-urban linkages are indispensable to create decent work for all. In Sub-Saharan African countries, the increasing demand for high-value primary and processed products in urban areas can offer multiple employment opportunities for rural youth. It is therefore necessary to promote integrated approaches aimed at enhancing mutually beneficial rural-urban flows of goods, services, capital and labour, particularly along agri-food value chains.