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Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences (2011)

Transnational labour migration and food production in Matebeleland Zimbabwe

Mutangadura Asimta Fadzai

Titre : Transnational labour migration and food production in Matebeleland Zimbabwe

Auteur : Mutangadura Asimta Fadzai

Université de soutenance : Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences

Grade : Master in Management of Development Specialization Rural Development and Food Security 2011

Résumé partiel
Migration is a common feature for the rural population of Matebeleland south region of Zimbabwe. It is increasingly becoming an important source of income and livelihood in the wake of the country’s economic downfall, political crisis, recurring droughts since 1992 which have hit hard the region’s mainstay that is livestock keeping and the unfavourable climatic conditions which have affected crop production and the decline in agriculture. Although migration is a significant livelihood for the people, it has also negative impacts for instance HIV/AIDS. Statistics in the study area shows that most of the migrants’ wives tested HIV positive during voluntary testing and counselling. This is a negative impact which has detrimental effects on household labour and resources available for food production. This study identifies the effects of migration on rural household food production. The study interviewed 30 random sampled respondents and 3 key informants and data was collected through a survey using questionnaires and checklists for informants. The data gathered was processed and summarised in tables and pie charts using micro soft word and excel sheet and analysed using the sub research questions and the main research question

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