21st COE Program Seminar
Public Seminar on African Area Studies

Date: Monday, December 6, 2004 15:00 - 17:00

Venue: Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University,
Seminar Room (#307) on the Common Building, 3rd Floor.
(46 Simoadachi-cho, Yoshida, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto)

"Rural and Agricultural development in Northern Zambia: Problems and Prospects"

Speaker : Dr. Chileshe L. Mulenga (ASAFAS, Kyoto University: University of Zambia)

        Northern Zambia has been a labour reserve since the creation of enclave mining economies in Southern Africa. Labour reserves export their most productive labour and remain with the weakest for their own development. Their development thus requires halting out migration and initiating local economic development. State-led social and economic investment was until the collapse of the national economy the main rural development strategy. Macro-economic reforms aimed at minimising the roles of the state have forced many rural households to retreat to smaller villagers and traditional agricultural practices, while demographic changes have altered household structures, composition and culture. Micro studies to throw light on how people respond to social and economic change and the environmental implications of their responses are thus required to avoid loss of any social environmental gains.


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TEL:075-753-7821 FAX:075-753-7810


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