Genesis Tambang Yengoh

Researcher, , Dr.

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
  • Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use

Keywords

  • Land resources, Agriculture, Africa, Farming, Remote sensing, Land degradation

Research

  • Human-nature interactions
  • Application of geospatial analysis to understanding environmental changes
  • African smallholder production systems

Keywords

Yield gaps; land degradation; sub-Saharan Africa; smallholder farming; sustainable intensification; sustainable agriculture; land use change

Current Research

Genesis has broad interests in terrestrial ecosystems, human-nature interactions, and global environmental changes. Most of his research is done at the landscape, regional, or national levels in sub-Saharan Africa. His current research projects involve: (1) Understanding the ecological and livelihood impacts of large-scale land use and land cover changes in sub-Saharan Africa. (2) The use of geospatial technologies for assessing global environmental changes and for decision-support. (3) The environmental determinants of disease burden. (4) Analyzing patterns of smallholder agricultural intensification in East Africa.

Another key dimension of his research interest is in understanding the constraints to production faced by smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa, and how these constraints are affected by global environmental challenges. This is by assessing the extent to which the exposure of smallholder producers to physical and agronomic constraints may explain the gap between theoretical (modeled), experimental and actual yields of major food crops in this region of the world. My focus is therefore on three main issues: the role of climate variability in smallholder food production; environmental resources as constraints and/or opportunities for food production; and the role of agronomy (agricultural management and policies) in food crop production.

Recent research outputs

Ato Armah, F., Genesis T. Yengoh, Ung, M., Luginaah, I., Chuenpagdee, R. & Campbell, G., 2017 Dec 2, In : Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 60, 12, p. 2150-2173

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