Food, drink and tobacco industry driving rural employment and development (fact sheet)

The Food and Drink sector provides safe, high quality, healthy and affordable food to millions of people worldwide. Together with the tobacco industry, the sector is a large source of manufacturing output and employment. However, it faces a confluence of challenges such as climate change, changes in food supply and demand, imbalances in the governance of food production systems, food price volatility and food security. Addressing decent work deficits contributes to tackling these issues and to broader development goals.