Land Redistribution and Reutilization in the Context of Migration in Rural Nepal
AbstractLand is an integral part of people’s culture, economy, and livelihoods. Social and temporal mobility of people affect land acquisition, distribution, and utilization, which consequently impacts on food security and human wellbeing. Using the data collected by means of household survey, focus group discussions, in-depth interviews, and participant observation, this paper examines the dynamics of land-people relationships, mainly acquisition, redistribution, and reutilization of land, in the context of human migration. The study reveals that food self-sufficiency, household size, age of household head, household asset, total income from non-agricultural sources, and migration status, affect the acquisition or size of landholding in a household. Moreover, land appears to be mobile within and across villages through changes in labour availability, changing access to land, and ethnic interactions caused partly by migration of people. We conclude that mobility of land appears to be an inseparable component of land-people relationships, especially in the context of human migration that offers redistribution and reutilization of land. View Full-Text
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Gartaula, H.N.; Chaudhary, P.; Khadka, K. Land Redistribution and Reutilization in the Context of Migration in Rural Nepal. Land 2014, 3, 541-556.
Gartaula HN, Chaudhary P, Khadka K. Land Redistribution and Reutilization in the Context of Migration in Rural Nepal. Land. 2014; 3(3):541-556.Chicago/Turabian Style
Gartaula, Hom N.; Chaudhary, Pashupati; Khadka, Kamal. 2014. "Land Redistribution and Reutilization in the Context of Migration in Rural Nepal." Land 3, no. 3: 541-556.