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RURAL-URBAN MIGRATION: EFFECTS ON AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT. A CASE ON SMALL-SCALE FARMING IN KIOGUTWA SUB-LOCATION, NYAMIRA DISTRICT, KENYA

Nyamieri, Angela LU (2011) SIMT32 20111
Master of Science in Development Studies
Graduate School
Department of Sociology
Abstract (Swedish)
Rural to urban migration is radically changing the face of rural development with far-reaching implications on agriculture and rural transformation. The study examines the relationship between rural-urban migration and agricultural development in Kenya. The aim of the study is to determine the effects of rural-urban migration on agricultural development by using a case study of a sub-location in Nyamira District, Kenya. The study uses both empirical data and theoretical studies to address the research questions at hand; the broader question being on how rural-urban migration affects agricultural development.
The study adopted a case study of a village and in that it used qualitative study methods that included interviews, Focus Group... (More)
Rural to urban migration is radically changing the face of rural development with far-reaching implications on agriculture and rural transformation. The study examines the relationship between rural-urban migration and agricultural development in Kenya. The aim of the study is to determine the effects of rural-urban migration on agricultural development by using a case study of a sub-location in Nyamira District, Kenya. The study uses both empirical data and theoretical studies to address the research questions at hand; the broader question being on how rural-urban migration affects agricultural development.
The study adopted a case study of a village and in that it used qualitative study methods that included interviews, Focus Group Discussions, observations and relevant documents in relation to the study. The purpose of the study is to make an analysis and give insights on rural-urban migration and its effects on the agricultural development, focusing on the rural side. The targeted population comprised of small-scale farmers in a small agricultural sub-location in Nyamira District in Kenya known as Kiogutwa. The results of the targeted small-scale farmers showed that labour migration to the urban areas has not affected labour supply constraint in the area. The problem is that labour migration at a household level affects both directly and indirectly the labour force of the families left behind. The results and discussions of the study found out that rural-urban migration is a livelihood strategy for both the migrants and their families left behind. Migration is part of an income diversification strategy where remittances are being sent to the farm household to help reduce the risks incurred in both subsistence and agriculture activities. Therefore by looking into the results and discussions of the study, rural-urban migration and its effects on agricultural development was found to be both beneficial and negative. The government and the people in the origin side should therefore handle it properly. (Less)
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Nyamieri, Angela LU
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SIMT32 20111
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
Rural-urban migration, Agriculture Development, Labour and remittances
language
English
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1967055
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2011-07-06 08:00:20
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  abstract     = {Rural to urban migration is radically changing the face of rural development with far-reaching implications on agriculture and rural transformation. The study examines the relationship between rural-urban migration and agricultural development in Kenya. The aim of the study is to determine the effects of rural-urban migration on agricultural development by using a case study of a sub-location in Nyamira District, Kenya. The study uses both empirical data and theoretical studies to address the research questions at hand; the broader question being on how rural-urban migration affects agricultural development. 
The study adopted a case study of a village and in that it used qualitative study methods that included interviews, Focus Group Discussions, observations and relevant documents in relation to the study. The purpose of the study is to make an analysis and give insights on rural-urban migration and its effects on the agricultural development, focusing on the rural side. The targeted population comprised of small-scale farmers in a small agricultural sub-location in Nyamira District in Kenya known as Kiogutwa. The results of the targeted small-scale farmers showed that labour migration to the urban areas has not affected labour supply constraint in the area. The problem is that labour migration at a household level affects both directly and indirectly the labour force of the families left behind. The results and discussions of the study found out that rural-urban migration is a livelihood strategy for both the migrants and their families left behind. Migration is part of an income diversification strategy where remittances are being sent to the farm household to help reduce the risks incurred in both subsistence and agriculture activities. Therefore by looking into the results and discussions of the study, rural-urban migration and its effects on agricultural development was found to be both beneficial and negative. The government and the people in the origin side should therefore handle it properly.},
  author       = {Nyamieri, Angela},
  keyword      = {Rural-urban migration,Agriculture Development,Labour and remittances},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {RURAL-URBAN MIGRATION: EFFECTS ON AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT. A CASE ON SMALL-SCALE FARMING IN KIOGUTWA SUB-LOCATION, NYAMIRA DISTRICT, KENYA},
  year         = {2011},
}