Interdisciplinary research team

Last changed: 09 January 2024
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Our research has an interdisciplinary approach and will be carried out by Swedish and international scientists in close collaboration between six universities, international and inter-governmental organisations, rural communities, local authorities and other stakeholders at local and regional level. PhD and post-doctoral fellows will have major roles in data collection and analyses.

Intergovernmental Authority on Development

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Ahmed Mohamoud, Operations Officer
IGAD Centre for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development  +254737777742, +254710939333 

Christine Norah, Communications Officer 
IGAD Centre for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD) +254737777742, +254722858264 

Linnaeus University

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Barbara Schumann, Senior Lecturer
Department of Health and Caring Sciences, Linnaeus University, +46480446279

Makerere University

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Alice Turinawe, Dr., Lecturer
Department of Agribusiness and Natural Resource Economics, Makerere University, Uganda, +256 782 324841

Denis Mpairwe, Professor
Department of Agricultural Production, Makerere University, Uganda

University of Nairobi

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Stephen Mureithi, Dr., Lecturer
Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology
University of Nairobi, Kenya, +254 203592736-9


Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

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Aida Bargues Tobella, Postdoctor
Department of Forest Ecology and Management, SLU, +46907868346

Ewa Wredle, Senior Lecturer
Department of Animal Nutrition and Management, SLU, +4618672699, +46703235232

Gert Nyberg, Researcher
Department of Forest Ecology and Management, SLU, +46907868255, +46702947577

Göran Bostedt, Researcher
Department of Forest Economics, SLU, +46907865027, +46703141487

Ingrid Öborn, Professor
Department of Crop Production Ecology, SLU, +4618671274, +46703703705

Ylva Nyberg, Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Crop Production Ecology/ Department of Soil and Environment, +4618672053, +46702580488

Umeå University

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Agneta Hörnell, Professor
Department of Food, Nutrition and Culinary Science, Umeå University, +46907869568

Kristina Lindvall, Researcher
Department of Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University, +46907865906

University of Gothenburg

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Per Knutsson, Senior Lecturer
School of global studies, Gothenburg University, +46 31 786 42 14

James Drew, Postdoctor
School of global studies, Gothenburg University

World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

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Leigh Ann Winowiecki, Leader of Land Health Decisions
World Agroforestry, ICRAF

Vagen, Tor-Gunnar, Geoinformatics Senior Scientist, Head of CIFOR-ICRAF SPACIAL (Spatial Data Science and Applied Learning Lab)
World Agroforestry, ICRAF