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American Journal of Rural Development. 2019, 7(1), 6-13
DOI: 10.12691/ajrd-7-1-2
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Characterization of Link between Migration and Local non-agricultural Diversification of Rural Households in Folona (Mali)

Breïma Traoré1, 2,

1Département d’économie générale, Université des Sciences Sociales et de Gestion de Bamako (USSGB), Mali

2Groupe d’Etudes et de Recherches sur les Pratiques du Développement Durable (GRP2D)

Pub. Date: January 10, 2019

Cite this paper:
Breïma Traoré. Characterization of Link between Migration and Local non-agricultural Diversification of Rural Households in Folona (Mali). American Journal of Rural Development. 2019; 7(1):6-13. doi: 10.12691/ajrd-7-1-2

Abstract

This article deals with the practice of extra-agricultural activities in Folona, Mali. The main objective is to determine the link between migration and local non-agricultural diversification. Based on the estimation of a multivariate tobit model, we characterized the link between the two social phenomena. The estimate shows that there is simultaneity between migration and local non-agricultural diversification. The migration ratio has a negative and significant impact on the ratio of local non-agricultural diversification. The increase in the number of migrants in the household discourages the practice of local non-agricultural diversification in order to support agricultural production.

Keywords:
migration local non-agricultural diversification household Folona

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