Social Science Baha

Panel discussion

Social Science Baha
invites you to the

Panel discussion
Migration, Agriculture and Rural Development
Experiences from China, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan and Morocco

3:30-5:30 pm | 8 December 2019 (Sunday) | Hotel Ambassador, Lazimpat, Kathmandu

On behalf of the AGRUMIG research project (, Social Science Baha, a partner organisation of the project, is organising a panel discussion, ‘Migration, Agriculture and Rural Development: Experiences from China, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan and Morocco’.

The AGRUMIG project seeks to understand the range of economic, institutional, cultural and agro-ecological factors that mediate the outflow of labour from rural areas; explain how demographic changes feed back into reshaping rural transformation in these places; and challenge our thinking on what are the best policy and practice approaches to governing migration in these contexts.

Beginning with situating the research in the context of Nepal, the discussion panel seeks to explore the relationship between migration, agriculture and rural development in migrant-sending communities, offering insights from China, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan and Morocco, whose experiences are comparable to Nepal in many respects. The panelists will present the scenario of migration and its linkages with agrarian and environmental transformations in their respective countries and will also try to identify policy and practice interventions that harness migration processes and outcomes to stimulate sustainable, inclusive and equitable growth in rural areas.

Fraser Sugden,
University of Birmingham

Asel Murzakulova, University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan
Ataklti Gebreyesus, Mekelle University, Ethiopia
Cai Jian, South China Agricultural University, China
Majda Mourou, Mohamed V University Rabat, Morocco.

Entry is open to all.