Labour outmigration, agricultural productivity and food security
International labour migration from poor agricultural regions to more industrialised countries is a growing concern. This study focused on the impact of labour out-migration on agricultural productivity in the migrant-sending locale of Chitwan Valley, Nepal, a poor area persistently facing food security problems.
This project examined:
- the extent to which labour out-migration influences agricultural productivity, women’s participation in farming and exit from farming
- the degree to which remittances influence farm technology use, women’s participation in farming, and exit from farming
- the relationship between the use of farm technology and exit from farming, and subsequent out-migration.
The research generated high-quality scientific outcomes that included a comprehensive panel data set with the potential to address perplexing methodological problems, as well as new empirical evidence on the consequences of labour out-migration, agricultural productivity and its interplay with gender.
Labor-Saving Farm Technology in Nepal, Policy Brief 9
Facilitating Local Nepali Investment Opportunities using Remittance, Policy Brief 10
Remittance Received by Households of Western Chitwan Valley, Nepal: Does Migrant’s Destination Make a Difference?
Rural Agricultural Change and Individual Out‐migration
A calendar method of collecting remittance use data in a remittance dependent setting of Nepal