Rural Africa at the crossroads; Livelihood practices

  • Bryceson D
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It is noted that the last 20 years of the 20th century stand out as a period of momentous change for sub-Saharan African economies. Amidst high levels of material uncertainty and risk, rural populations have become more occupationally flexible, spatially mobile and increasingly dependent on non-agricultural income-generating activities. The paper synthesizes the findings and main policy implications of 17 new empirical studies (from seven different countries) on rural livelihoods emanating from the De-Agrarianisation and Rural Employment (DARE) research programme at the African Studies Centre, University of Leiden, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS)

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  • Deborah Bryceson

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