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Seminar 5 - Migration

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Seminar 5: Migration, Marginal Lands & Least-Favored Areas

Kevin O’Neil from the Migration Policy Institute and John Pender from the International Food Policy Research Institute will address the links between environment and migration, and the role of remittances in natural resource management investment and poverty reduction. Their presentations will look at the links and disconnects between development assistance and humanitarian assistance in fighting poverty and sustaining the resource base, as well as “creating natural capital” by transforming marginal lands into financially viable investments for the rural poor. The seminar will also look at the demographics of the rural poor who live on marginal lands and explore their differing livelihoods and coping strategies. An open discussion on themes presented in the seminar will follow the presentations.


Reading List

  • Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) & Community Conservation Coalition. April 2004. Migration and Conservation: Issues and interventions - proceedings of a meeting.
  • Fan, S., and C. Chan-Kang. 2004. Returns to Investment in Less-Favored Areas in Developing Countries: A synthesis of evidence and implications for Africa. Food Policy 29: 431-444. (This journal is available at USAID’s Information Center Library.)
  • Fan, S. & P. Hazell. 2000. Returns to Public Investment: Evidence from India & China. 2020 Focus 4 (Promoting Sustainable Development in Less-Favored Areas), Brief 5 of 9. IFPRI. Washington, DC. 2 p.
  • Gammeltoft, P. 2002. Remittances and Other Financial Flows to Developing Countries. CDR Working Paper 02.11. Centre for Development Research. Copenhagen. 28 p.
  • Hazell, P. Strategies for the Sustainable Development of Dryland Areas (393KB PDF). 2001. Partnership Challenge Paper prepared for UNDP Office to Combat Desertification and Drought (UNSO). 14 p.
  • Newland, K. and E. Patrick. 2004. Beyond Remittances: The role of diaspora in poverty reduction in their countries of origin. Department for International Development. London. 59 p.
  • Nkonya, E., J. Pender, P. Jagger, D. Sserunkuuma, C. Kaizzi, and H. Ssali. 2004. Strategies for Sustainable Land Management and Poverty Reduction in Uganda. IFPRI. Washington, DC. 136 p.
  • O’Neil, K. 2003. Using Remittances and Circular Migration to Drive Development. Migration Policy Institute. Washington, DC. 7 p.
  • Pender, J. 2004. Development Pathways for Hillsides and Highlands: Some lessons from Central America and East Africa. Food Policy 29: 339-367. (This journal is available at USAID’s Information Center Library.)
  • Pender, J. and B. Gebremedhin. 2004. Impacts of Policies and Technologies in Dryland Agriculture: Evidence from northern Ethiopia. In: S.C. Rao (Ed.), Challenges and Strategies for Dryland Agriculture. American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America. CSSA Special Publication 32. Madison, WI.
  • Ruben, R., J. Pender and A. Kuyvenhoven. 2004. Editorial: Development Strategies for Less-Favoured Areas. Food Policy 29: 295-302. (This journal is available at USAID’s Information Center Library.)
  • Stark, O. and Yong Wang. 2001. Inducing Human Capital Formation: Migration as a substitute for subsidies. Economics Paper Series No. 100. Institute for Advanced Studies. Vienna. 26 p.
  • Walker, T., S. Swinton, R. Hijmans, R. Quiroz, R. Valdivia, M. Holle, C. Leon-Velarde, and J. Posner. 2000. Technologies for the Tropical Andes. IFPRI. Washington, DC . 2020 Focus 4 (Promoting Sustainable Development in Less-Favored Areas), Brief 3 of 9. 3 p.


Seminar Series

1: Links between NRM & Poverty?

2: Power & the Social Dimensions

3: Assets, Poverty Traps and Rights

4: Markets and Trade

5: Migration, Marginal Lands

6: Key Macro and National Level Issues

7: Programmatic Issues and Tools

8: Conflict, Corruption, NRM & Poverty Reduction


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