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LEDC Rural Migration

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LEDC Rural Migration Monze Depopulation Monze is a small village situated in the South of Zambia in between the capital Lusaka and Livingstone. Monze is experiencing depopulation, especially with young people leaving, due to shortages f land and economic activity. However rural to urban migration hasn't happened recently in the past people have migrated to towns with copper mines and commercial farming. The reserve areas in Monze were intended to by colonial administration. These would provide cheap labour for farms of the European settlers located in areas call crown land. ...read more.


This has resulted in young people leaving Monze to look for work in commercial farms and mines, resulting in an ageing population. The migrating people also hope of acquiring leases for commercial farms. However many people who are migrating to urban areas will not find employment because of the numbers of people migrating there. The large numbers of people migrating has also resulted in a lack of work, housing and social infrastructure. This has resulted in the growth of shantytowns lacking sufficient sanitation, health provisions and resulted in a growth of the informal sector, crime, diseases and poverty. ...read more.


This growth has been showing by half of the population being under 15 at the start of the millennium. One of the reasons for this is as people live longer and infant mortality lessens the population grows. This is one of the reasons why Kenya's population double between 1970 and 1990. Other reasons are the co-operative farms and the increase in services like clinics, markets, shops and police stations. However the increase in population has had many negative effects like deforestation, overgrazing and soil erosion. These factors could result in depopulation because they will reduce the efficiency of the farms and the levels of productivity produced. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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