Festus's research project focuses more broadly on exploring the interface between smallholder agriculture and ecosystem degradation in rural Africa. Specifically, he seeks to understand how farmers conceptualize and use forest-agricultural landscapes, the factors informing their land use decisions and how that influences agricultural productivity and ecosystem degradation using Kakum and Yayu in Ghana and Ethiopia as case study sites.
Degree completed in 2018.
Smallholder agriculture and ecosystem degradation in rural Africa: empirical analysis of farmers' land use decisions
- Supervisors: Professor Yadvinder Malhi; Dr Mark Hirons;
- Member: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation research cluster; Climate Systems and Policy research cluster;