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Conference on male out-migration and the feminization of agriculture in South Asia

Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, 2015

Migration is changing the face of South Asia’s families and farms. As a shifting climate and economic development make agricultural-based livelihoods increasingly less viable, men are migrating from rural areas in search of better employment and opportunity. Women are usually left behind with an increased workload but limited access to capital and resources.

This week, IWMI and WLE are convening a major policy dialogue on migration in New Delhi, India, to explore the far-reaching consequences male out-migration has on the families and places left behind.

Download the event concept note to learn more.