Managing (South) Africa and Senegal Sustainability Targets through Economic-diversification of Rural-areas

In SSA agriculture and farming are a major source of livelihood contributing with up to 40% of GDP and providing livelihood for over 70% of the population dependent on family farming that employs around 40% of the SAA active workforce. Nevertheless, regional agricultural development potential remains severely underexploited inter alia due to continuous rural – urban migration patterns within the countries, and large population migration flows to bordering countries and Europe.
MASSTER project explores venues of support provision to SSA agricultural students and farmers offering innovative educational and training tools, implemented through HEIs greater involvement in community development and whole of society approach within the agricultural/rural development and migration/mobility nexus. The project seeks to offer an effective migration control framework within the targeted countries addressing SDGs sustainability targets in a number of pivotal domains – zero hunger, quality education, decent work and economic growth, and responsible consumption and production through enhanced food security.



Supported by BayFOR:

Research Focus:

  • Agriculture / Fisheries / Bioeconomy
  • Industry and Economic Development
  • Social Sciences
  • Urban Development / Cities


Germany (Bavaria), South Africa, Senegal

Funding Agency:

European Union (EU)