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Martin Prowse

Martin studied at the universities of Sussex and Manchester before working at the Overseas Development Institute, London, the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. His research focuses on agricultural commercialization, value chains and on climate change, mostly in Southern and Eastern Africa. He has particular expertise in the tobacco sector in Malawi and contract farming more broadly. He also has a keen interest in methodology and research methods.

Martin has been involved in consultancy assignments for a number of organisations including the UN's Food and Agricultural Organisation, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the UK's Department for International Development, France's Agence Française de Développement and the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie). 

Current research projects include:

Papaya - Policy for Equity in African Agriculture

Contract Farming and Gender Equity in African Landscapes (ESRC-DfID)

Tobacco, Traceability and Transformation (Palgrave-Macmillan)


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database

E-mail: martin [dot] prowse [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se

Associate senior lecturer

Department of Human Geography

+46 46 222 68 32


The Department of Human Geography
and the Human Ecology Division

Address: Sölvegatan 10,
223 62 Lund
Phone: 046-222 17 59

Faculty of Social Sciences