Deborah F. Bryceson

Region of Interest


Primary Country of Residence



Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands


Mailing Address

Leiden University
P.O. Box 9555
2300 RB
The Netherlands

Phone/Fax Number(s)

phone: +31-71-5273371
fax: +31-71-5273344


Countries of Specialization


Research Interests

Ms. Deborah Bryceson's research activities have concentrated on African
rural development, notably: food marketing, agricultural policy, rural
transport and mobility patterns. She has also worked on women's employment
patterns, urbanisation in developing countries and urban food supply. She is
currently involved in coordinating a collaborative research programme on
De-Agrarianization and Rural Employment (DARE) with research teams in
various African countries. Her geographical area of concentration is East
Africa, specifically Tanzania.

Current research:

De-agrarianization and rural employment in Sub-Saharan Africa: a sectoral
perspective ; Beyond the Shamba: generational change in land and labour
allocation in Tanzania


Deborah Bryceson, Cristsbal Kay and Jos Mooij (eds.)
Disappearing Peasantries? Rural Labour in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
London: Intermediate Technology Publications, 2000.

Sub-Saharan Africa Betwixt and Between. Rural Livelihood Practices and
Policies. ASC Working Paper vol. 43, 1999. This Working Paper is available
as a PDF-file: Working Paper 43. See

African Rural Labour, Income Diversification and Livelihood Approaches: A
Long-term Development Perspective. ASC Working Paper vol. 35, 1999.


agrarian studies ; rural development ; urbanisation ; food supply.