Torben Birch-Thomsen

Torben Birch-Thomsen

Associate Professor

The most recent research has focused on the relations between livelihood strategies of rural communities, farming system, land use changes and rural-urban linkages with special reference to East-, West- and Southern African conditions.

Fields of interest

Africa - particular East Africa (Tanzania, Zambia) and Southern Africa (Botswana, Swaziland, South Africa) but also in West Africa (Ghana and Mali).

Oceania - Solomon Islands

South-East Asia (Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia)

Primary fields of research

The key research interests are within the fields of farming systems, natural resource management, land use/land cover change, livelihood strategies, and rural-urban linkages, climate adaptation. Have more than 30 years’ experience of participation in interdisciplinary research-, educational-, and capacity enhancement projects in East, West and Southern Africa (Tanzania, Mali, Ghana, Zambia, Botswana, Swaziland, South Africa) as well as South-east Asia (Malaysia, Cambodia) and Oceania (Solomon Islands).

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