Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt
Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt is a Professor in Human Geography with a focus on development geography. Her research interests focus on 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. Recent research interests include lower level urbanization and inclusive urban growth and how this is related to kinship relations, linkages to rural agriculture and local governance.
Agnes has been the principal investigator of five research projects which together funded the research of the Afrint group, between 2010 and 2020. Afrint is an interdisciplinary group of researchers engaging researchers from six research institutions in Africa. The group has collected data in four rounds from around 4000 households in sub-Saharan Africa to study changes in rural livelihoods from 2002 onwards.
Methodologically she uses a mixed methods approach combining the use of quantitative data, with qualitative field work at the individual, household and village level. She has carried out fieldwork mainly in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.