Labour migration has been taken as an effective strategy for livelihood adaptation in past few years by many youth in Nepal. Migration for livelihood is increasing in the middle hills, mid and far western development regions of Nepal. For the mountain poor’s, remittances are becoming the most direct, immediate, and significant contributor to their livelihood. In addition to international migration, significant migration occurs within country from upland to lowland and from rural to urban areas. However, it has diverse consequences for the people remaining behind, their livelihoods, and the way they manage their land. Land abandonment has mostly impacted the agriculture and cultivable lands in rural and upland areas, while increasing pressure in lowlands.

DEPROSC has been working in the mid and far western regions districts for nearly two decades in livelihood, education, health, rural microfinance, and natural resource management. With the changing social contexts, it realizes that there is need to focus on migration trend and provide people with sustainable livelihood option within the nation. Therefore, DEPROSC will be working in the sector with an effort on livelihood option to reduce increasing trend of migration.

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