Workshop - Transformations of rural spaces in Mozambique
The last decades in Mozambique have been characterized by profound changes in the rural milieu. Despite the persistence of poverty, important investments aiming the economic development of the country have been directed to the rural areas. Some years ago, post-colonial projects for the construction of communal villages and socialization of the countryside through resettlement, coupled with a long war of 16 years and continued labour migration, have generated intense population movements, both between rural areas and urban centres, between neighbouring countries and subsequently of return to places of origin.
Nordic Africa Institute, Sweden.
Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Económicos, Mozambique. Observatório do Meio Rural, Mozambique.
Christian Michelsen Institute, Norway. University of Jyväskylä, Finland.