Youth Out-migration and Opportunities for Periurban Agriculture: Lessons from China and Nepal

Fraser Sugden and Chen Fengbo

In: Urban Agriculture Magazine no 35 - Youth in Food: Opportunities for education and employment, p.32-34 (2018)

The causes for migration are increasingly complex, and the decision to migrate generally stems from a convergence of economic and cultural changes within communities. Nepal and China, although neighbours, appear vastly divergent when considering their recent path of agrarian and politicaleconomic transformation. Nevertheless, the story from rural areas is remarkably similar when it comes to demographic shifts. The shared experiences described here were revealed through research carried out by South China Agricultural University and the International Water Management Institute (Water, Land and Ecosystems programme) between 2014 and 2018.

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