AGRUMIG comparatively investigates links between out-migration and agricultural and rural change in seven countries (Nepal, Thailand, Morocco, China, Ethiopia, Moldova and Kyrgyzstan). The project sets out to identify the mechanisms that produce the bewildering diversity of outcomes as regards out-migration and rural change in these countries. Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) offers a promising method to systematically compare the multiple combinations of causes that produce these diverse outcomes and identify patterns and types of situations and dynamics. Based on this comparative analysis, AGRUMIG aims to contribute to the framing of context specific policy at national and global levels that more effectively combines migration and agriculture/rural change. The team at SOAS comprising Peter Mollinga and Amrita Lamba is coordinating the QCA initiative for AGRUMIG. Workshops on understanding QCA in AGRUMIG have been held involving researchers in the project.
Professor of Development Studies, Department of Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, United Kingdom
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, United Kingdom