Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt
- Teaches on MIDM45
- Supervises Master's theses
- Supervises Doctoral theses
Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt is a Professor in Human Geography and team leader of the Afrint group, an interdisciplinary group of researchers engaging researchers from nine research institutions in Africa and the Departments of Human Geography, Statistics, Sociology and Economic History at Lund University. The group has collected data in three rounds from around 4000 households in sub-Saharan Africa to study changes in rural livelihoods from 2002 onwards.
She has taught at the masters level for a number of years, especially in the Lund University Master of International Development and Management, where she was the Director of studies for several years. At present she is involved in the course on Rural and Urban Livelihoods within the programme and also supervises masters and doctoral theses.
In addition she heads one of four themes in the consortium AgriFose2030 - Agriculture for Food Security which aims to synthesize and translate science into policy and practice to promote the targets of Sustainable Development Goal 2 "End hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture".
She is regularly involved in public events and stakeholder meetings related to food security, gender and agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Current research projects
At present Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt is the principal investigator of three projects funded by Sida, the Swedish Research Council and the UKAid/ESRC respectively. More information on these projects, which together constitute the third phase of Afrint can be found on the programme website.
Agnes’ research interests focuses on rural based processes of transformation within and outside agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa involving changing rural and multi-spatial livelihoods, gender based access to productive resources within and outside agriculture, consumption and intra-household division of labor and income. She uses a mixed-methods approach combining the use of panel level data from the Afrint database, with qualitative field work at the individual, household and village level mainly in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria and Zambia.
Retrieved from Lund University's publications database
- Drivers of Rice Production - Evidence from five Sub-Saharan Africa countries
- Geography of Gender Gaps: Regional patterns of income and farm nonfarm interaction among male- and female-headed households in eight African countries
- Primate-mediated ecosystem services: Implications for human reliance on forest resources in Cross River State, Nigeria.
- Structural transformation and African smallholders: drivers and dynamics of change for eight countries
- The possibilities and challenges for gender neutral pro-poor agricultural growth in Malawi and Zambia
- Urbanization and changes in farm size in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia from a geographical perspective, a review of the literature. A Foresight Study of the
- Urbanization and farm size in Asia and Africa: Implications for food security and agricultural research
- African re-agrarianization? Accumulation or pro-poor agricultural growth?
- Cassava Commercialization in Southeastern Africa
- Critical Issues for Future sub-Saharan agriculture
- Seasonality and farm/non-farm interactions in Western Kenya
- Virtuous and vicious cycles in rural-urban linkages, cases from Zimbabwe
- A New Era for sub-Saharan African Agriculture? Changing Drivers of Maize Production
- Afrint database
- Has the Nigerian Green Revolution veered off track?
- In-kind transfers of maize, commercialization and household consumption in Kenya
- Maize remittances, markets and smallholder livelihoods in Malawi
- Maize remittances, smallholder livelihoods and maize consumption in Malawi
- Smallholders caught in poverty – Flickering signs of agricultural dynamism
- Successes in African agriculture. Lessons for the future
- The Millennium Development Goals and the African Food Crisis - report from the Afrint II project
- Maize circulation within family based networks - a case study of Lugari District, Kenya
- Policy, poverty and agricultural development in Sub-Saharan Africa, summary of discussions
- Rural Urban Linkages in Amhara, Ethiopia’ Background paper for the Ethiopia Rural Investments Climate Assessment Ethiopia Rural Investment Climate Survey: rural-urban linkages (by appointment of the World Bank, Washington DC, and Sida, Addis Ababa)