Africa’s farming population is widely held to be ageing. However, our authors present statistics suggesting that

maintaining a sufficiently dynamic and youthful workforce in farming is not among the many agricultural…

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Interest in structural transformation, as integral to economic growth, has (once again) come under the spotlight, owing to resumed growth across much of sub-Saharan Africa from the mid-1990s onwards. Growth has been…

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A transition is under way in many of the world’s rural regions. The form that it takes and the speed with which it progresses will depend in part on the attention that it receives from policy-makers. Our author explains…

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Land plays a crucial role in rural transformation. However, information allowing a comparison of number, size and distribution of farms and farmland throughout the world and, above all, showing how these factors are…

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The causes, processes and policy design of structural transformation in rural areas are multifarious and complex. Discussing them with a view to informing development co-operation on appropriate action requires…

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The present debate on rural transformation reflects a paradigm shift in addressing rural development. While, in past decades, rural development was mainly considered from a micro-level perspective, focussing on farming…

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An increasing number of migrants in the Global South live in so-called “multi-locational household arrangements”. They combine the opportunities offered by two places, often a rural and an urban one. Their livelihood…

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Migration dynamics in rural areas in sub-Saharan Africa are mainly associated with rural exodus and rapid urbanisation, which often goes along with high crime rates and social conflicts. Rural areas are expected to be…

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The prospects that mobility offers for rural local development are often underestimated. Authorities demonstrate limited capacities for addressing the topic and supporting migrants in their socio-economic integration.…

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China’s engagement in Africa is viewed negatively by many. However, it does have

numerous benefits for the rural population, our author maintains.

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