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Title:Back-to-the-land: aspects of land policy in Kenya
Author:Thimm, H.U.
Periodical:Eastern Africa Journal of Rural Development
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:urban-rural migration
employment creation
Abstract:The 'back-to-the-land' policy in Kenya falls into a category of political activities to implement in rural people the idea that land and labour can be productive in rural areas as other factors in urban centres. This approach can, therefore, be defined as a policy to make people 'development minded' in the context of their own resources. The call 'back-to-the-land' is a call to people who still have land but who do not farm it properly and prefer to stay in towns without jobs. Although seemingly an easy solution to the unemployment problem, the back-to-the-land slogan is still heard - up till now, ten years after independence. Sections: Why do people leave the land? - Conditions for going back to the land - Summary.