The most recent research has focused on the relations between livelihood strategies of rural communities, farming system, land use changes and rural-urban linkages with special reference to East-, West- and Southern African conditions.
Fields of interest
Africa - particular East Africa (Tanzania, Zambia) and Southern Africa (Botswana, Swaziland, South Africa) but also in West Africa (Ghana and Mali).
Oceania - Solomon Islands
South-East Asia (Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia)
Primary fields of research
The key research interests are within the fields of farming systems, natural resource management, land use/land cover change, livelihood strategies, and rural-urban linkages, climate adaptation. Have more than 30 years’ experience of participation in interdisciplinary research-, educational-, and capacity enhancement projects in East, West and Southern Africa (Tanzania, Mali, Ghana, Zambia, Botswana, Swaziland, South Africa) as well as South-east Asia (Malaysia, Cambodia) and Oceania (Solomon Islands).