Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt

ProfessorFormer name: Agnes Andersson

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences
  • Agricultural Sciences

Keywords

  • gender, Africa, livelihoods, development

Research

Presentation

Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt is the 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 uses panel data from 4000 households in sub-Saharan Africa to study changes in rural livelihoods in more than a hundred villages across nine countries from 2002 onwards.


Current research project

At present Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt is the P.I. of three projects that together constitute Afrint 3.

Vetenskapsrådet: Gender and pro-poor agricultural growth: nonfarm/farm linkages and village dynamics in sub-Saharan Africa, 2015-2017, main applicant, Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt, co-applicants Associate Professor Ellen Hillbom (Department of Economic History), Professor Björn Holmquist (Department of Statistics), 2 985000 sek

ESRC (through the DEGRP) Gender and pro-poor agricultural growth: nonfarm/farm linkages and village dynamics in sub-Saharan Africa, Co-applicants, Professor Aida Isinika, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania, and Dr. Peter Coughlin, Econpolicy, Maputo Mozambique, 2015-2017 £332,457

Vetenskapsrådet (formerly U-Forsk Sida): The possibilities and challenges for gender neutral pro-poor agricultural growth in Malawi and Zambia, main applicant, Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt, co-applicants Associate Professor Ellen Hillbom (Department of Economic History), Professor Björn Holmquist (Department of Statistics). Staff also include two country teams in Malawi (2 senior researchers) and Zambia (2 senior researchers), 2012-2014, 4 050 000 sek.

 

Agnes’ research interests focus on two main themes. Firstly, 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. Secondly, the role of urban agriculture as a source of income and food in small and medium sized towns in Ghana and Kenya.

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.

Recent research outputs

Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt, Göran Djurfeldt, Ellen Hillbom, Isinika, A. C., Joshua, M. D. K., Kaleng’a, W. C., Kalindi, A., Msuya, E., Mulwafu, W. & Wamulume, M., 2019, In : Development Studies Research. 6, 1, p. 62-75 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt, 2018 May 15, The Conversation.

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