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Research project in Human Geography


Project's duration: 2002-

Contact person: Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt (AFRINT III)

Researchers in the project: The programme is carried out by research teams in each  country and co-ordinated by researchers at Lund University. 


The Afrint project which has been running since 2002 is an interdisciplinary, comparative project looking initially at the possibilities for an Asian style Green Revolution in nine countries in Sub-Saharan Africa on the basis of household level data for around 4000 smallholder farms.

The second phase, Afrint II, was launched in 2008 and aimed to trace patterns of change among these households given the growing policy interest in smallholder based agrarian development in both national, regional and international circles. Since 2010, a downsized Afrint III was launched covering the original sample in six countries – Ghana, Kenya, Malawi. Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia - in which the scope has been broadened to include linkages between farm and non farm sources of livelihoods as well as gendered patterns of access to income both within and outside agriculture. The first two rounds of Afrint were headed by Professor Göran Djurfeldt at the Department of Sociology, the third round is headed by Associate Professor Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt from the Department of Human Geography. From the Department of Human Geography, apart from Agnes, Maria Archila, Ola Hall and Magnus Jirström are also part of the Afrint group. Afrint has received funding in a number of phases, in 2010 from Vetenskapsrådet (Hum-Sam), Sida (U-forsk) in 2011 and in 2014 through the DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme (DEGRP) and again through Vetenskapsrådet (Utvecklingsforskning). Currently, there are twenty senior researchers working within Afrint.

Database and questionnaires

The database from Afrint I and II is freely available to download (.zip-file) below:

The questionnaires are free to copy. Please acknowledge the source as: The Afrint Project, Lund University (



  • Dzanku, F. M., M., Jirström and H. Marstorp (2015): Yield Gap-Based Poverty Gaps in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa, World Development, Volume 67, March 2015, Pages 336–362
  • Andersson Djurfeldt, A., G. Djurfeldt and D. B. Sarpong (2014). ‘Community, cohesion and context: Agrarian development and religion in Eastern Region, Ghana.’ Geoforum 52: 78-89.
  • Andersson Djurfeldt, A. (2014). ‘Multi-local livelihoods and food security in rural Africa.’ Journal of International Development.
  • Andersson Djurfeldt, A. and G. Djurfeldt (2013). ‘Structural Transformation and African Smallholders: Drivers of Mobility within and between the Farm and Non-farm Sectors for Eight Countries.’ Oxford Development Studies 41(3): 281-306.
  • Andersson Djurfeldt, A., G. Djurfeldt and J. Bergman Lodin (2013). ‘Geography of Gender Gaps: Regional Patterns of Income and Farm–Nonfarm Interaction Among Male-and Female-Headed Households in Eight African Countries.’ World Development 48: 32-47.
  • Andersson Djurfeldt, A. (2013):  ‘African Re-Agrarianization? Accumulation or pro-poor agricultural growth?’ World Development 41: 217-231.
  • Andersson Djurfeldt, A. (2012) 'Seasonality and farm/non-farm interactions in Western Kenya', Journal of Modern African Studies, 50:1, March.
  • Bergman Lodin, Johanna. (2012) ‘Intrahousehold bargaining and distributional outcomes regarding NERICA upland rice proceeds in Hoima District, Uganda’ Gender, Technology and Development, Vol. 16 No 3.
  • Bergman Lodin, Johanna with Susan Paulson and Milly Senoga Mugenyi. 2012. 'New seeds, gender norms and labor dynamics in Hoima District, Uganda.' Journal of Eastern African Studies.
  • Andersson Djurfeldt, A. and S. Wambugu (2011) 'Maize transfers, markets and smallholder livelihoods in Western Kenya ' Journal of Eastern African Studies, August 2011.
  • Andersson, A (2011). 'Maize remittances, markets and smallholder livelihoods in Malawi', Journal of Modern African Studies, 49:1.
  • Djurfeldt, G., B. Holmquist, M. Jirström, R. Larsson, A. Andersson (2008) African farm dynamics and the sub-continental food crisis - the case of maize. Food Economics - Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica Section C 5(2), pp. 75-91



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