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Transformations of Rural Spaces in Mozambique
European Parliamentary Research Service, Brussels, Belgium.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0791-2374
The Nordic Africa Institute, Research Unit.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1997-4190
2022 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

With contributions from both Mozambican and non-Mozambican scholars of multi-disciplinary backgrounds and approaches, this book provides a range of new perspectives on how Mozambique has been characterized by profound changes in its rural communities and places.

Despite the persistence of poverty in Mozambique, significant investments have been made in rural areas in extractive industry or agribusiness, resulting in both the transformation of these areas, and a new set of tensions and conflicts related to land tenure and population resettlement. Meanwhile, the Mozambican rural landscape is one dominated by smallholders whose livelihoods depend on both farming and non-farming activities, and who are often extremely vulnerable to shocks and pressure over resources. The emergence of new civil society organizations has led to clashes with in the interests of local political, administrative and economic powers, creating fresh social conflicts. 

Transformations of the Rural Spaces in Mozambique examines the process of transformation across a range of settings; from the impacts of large-scale industries and the transformation of agriculture, to relations between state and non-state actors and issues related to land.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London ; Uppsala: Zed Books ; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet , 2022. , p. 218
Series
Africa Now
Keywords [en]
Rural development, Rural population, Land use, Land tenure, Rural communities, Community development, Agriculture, Farmers, Natural resources, Conference papers, Mozambique, Livelihood
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Social and Economic Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-2566DOI: 10.5040/9781350225664ISBN: 9781786999245 (print)ISBN: 9781786999252 (print)ISBN: 9781786999238 (electronic)ISBN: 9781786999214 (electronic)ISBN: 9781350225664 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:nai-2566DiVA, id: diva2:1604798
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Contents: Transformations of rural spaces in Mozambique: Introduction to a collective reflection / Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues, Cecilia Navarra -- Part I CIVIL SOCIETY, LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND THE MULTIPLICITY OF ACTORS IN RURAL SPACES -- Chapter 1. Customary rules and the law of domestic violence: conflicting norms and social change in rural Mozambique / Marta Patrício -- Chapter 2. The trials and tribulations of rede terra: negotiating land tenure in Angola / Brad Safarik -- Chapter 3. REDD+ landscape and territoriality: opportunities and challenges for Mozambique / Almeida Alberto Sitoe, Benard Soares Guedes, Margaret B. Holland, Sá Nogueira Lisboa -- Part II EXTRACTIVE ACTIVITIES, RURAL LIVELIHOODS AND LOCAL ECONOMIES -- Chapter 4. Mining economy and political activism: the changing landscape in rural Tete / Inácio Dias de Andrade -- Chapter 5. Dislocation of the dead: land, burial and resettlement around coal mines in Mozambique / Nikkie Wiegink -- Chapter 6. Mining megaprojects and the onus on development in the local communities of Nampula Province, Mozambique: the case of Topuito, Larde District / Vanito Viriato Marcelino Frei -- Part III AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES -- Chapter 7. The gender dimension of small farmers’ integration in rural markets in Mozambique: a ten-year-long dialogue across context changes and evolving perspectives / Cecilia Navarra, Roberta Pellizzoli -- Chapter 8. The agri-food system and competitiveness strategies in value chains in Mozambique: a case study of maize, cowpea and sugar / Rabia Aiuba, Yara Nova -- Chapter 9. Rural transformation and the family farmers of the Lower Limpopo / Juliana Porsani -- Chapter 10. The emergence of medium-sized commercial producersin Mozambique: (dis)continuities and political (dis)alliances / João Feijó

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Based on papers presented at a conference and policy dialogue in Maputo in May 2018, organized by The Nordic Africa Institute (Sweden) in partnership with Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Económicos (Mozambique), and other partners.

Available from: 2021-10-21 Created: 2021-10-21 Last updated: 2022-11-11Bibliographically approved

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