Unprecedented levels of migration in today’s globalized economy are dramatically reshaping social, economic and political landscapes in sending and receiving countries. For policymakers and practitioners, understanding and responding effectively to such rapid transformation is a pressing issue. To date, communities facing socio-demographic transformation due to labor outflows have received less attention. AGRUMIG research focuses on these “sending communities” in low and middle-income countries, with a particular focus on transformations taking place in the agrarian sector.
For more, see the AGRUMIG project brief.
Donor: This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 822730
[Call: Towards forward-looking migration governance: addressing the challenges, assessing capacities and designing future strategies]
Duration: February 2019- January 2022
Project Coordinator: Prof Peter Mollinga, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
Steering group: Prof Peter Mollinga (SOAS), Dr Fraser Sugden (University of Birmingham), Dr Alan Nicol (IWMI)
What is the impact of Covid-19 on global migration flows? To mark International Migrants Day on 18 December 2020, the AGRUMIG project, hosted by the International Water Management Institute, held a webinar exploring the impact of Covid-19 on global migration.
The event also launched the AGRUMIG project’s new working paper titled: “Between a rock and a hard place: Early experience of migration challenges under the COVID19 pandemic.”