Dr Sara Mercandalli and Dr Ward Anseeuw published the paper ‘Labor Migrations and Household Strategies in Mozambique: Thoughts for an Integrated Rural Development Policy‘ (in French) in the Revue Tiers Monde.
The demo-economic situation of Mozambique and the region’s post-apartheid liberalization led to restructuring of the former’s rural economy. Based on an in-depth empirical case study implemented in the locality of Leonzoane in southern Mozambique, the paper details these changes which appear particularly in the evolution of rural household’s strategies towards more complex livelihoods with an increased significance of labour migration. These observations question the foundations of the Mozambican poverty reduction strategy and rural development policy (PRSP 2011-2014) and call for an integrated approach which takes better account of the migration and rural employment dimensions.
The article can be found at the publisher’s website.