Knowledge for a sustainable world

Research Group:
Centre for Society Environment and Development


  • Abraham, E.A, Martin, A.M. & Cofie, O. (2018) Environmental sanitation and pollution control measures in the Odaw-Korle River catchment, Ghana. Development in Practice, 28(7), 964-973.
  • Ayanlade, A., Radeny, M., Morton, J. F., & Muchaba, T. (2018). Rainfall variability and drought characteristics in two agro-climatic zones: An assessment of climate change challenges in Africa. Science of the Total Environment 630, 728-737.
  • Boadu, P., Aidoo, R., Ohene-Yankyera, K., Kleih, U., Abdoulaye, T., Maroya, N., Orchard, J., Bekoe, S. (2018) Farmers’ perception about quality of planted seed yam and their preferences for certified seed yam in Ghana. International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics Vol. 6, No. 3, 2018, pp. 71-83.
  • Derkyi, M., Adiku, S. G., Nelson, V., Dovie, B. D., Codjoe, S., & Awuah, E. (2018). Smallholder farmers’ perception of climatic and socio-economic factors influencing livelihoods in the transition zone of Ghana. AAS Open Research, 1.
  • Katic, P., & Ellis, T. (2018) Risk aversion in agricultural water management investments in Northern Ghana: Experimental evidence. Agricultural Economics 49(5), 575-586.
  • Kikulwe, E., Okurut, S., Ajambo, S., Nowakunda, K., Stoian, D. and Naziri, D. (2018) Postharvest losses and their determinants: A challenge to creating a sustainable cooking banana value chain in Uganda. Sustainability, 10 (7):2381.
  • Lalani, B., Al-Eter, B., Kassam, S.N., Bapoo, A. and Kassam, A. (2018) Potential for conservation agriculture in the dry marginal zone of central Syria: A preliminary assessment. Sustainability 10(2) 518.
  • Lamboll, R., Martin, A., Sanni, L., Adebayo, K., Graffham, A., Kleih, U., Abayomi, L., and Westby, A. (2018) Shaping, Adapting and Reserving the Right to Play: Responding to Uncertainty in the High Quality Cassava Flour Value Chains in Nigeria, Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies 8(1): 54-76.
  • Nelson, V., X. Rueda, and W. Vermeulen (2018) Challenges and Opportunities for the Sustainability Transition in Global Trade (introduction to Special Issue. Journal of Business Strategy and the Environment 27:173–178.
  • Nelson, V. and D. Phillips (2018) ‘Sector, landscape or rural transformations? Exploring the limits and potential of agricultural sustainability initiatives through a cocoa case study’. Journal of Business Strategy and the Environment 27: 252-262.
  • Oduro-Yeboah, C., Amoa-Awua, W., Saalia, F. K., Bennett, B., Annan, T., Sakyi-Dawson, E., & Anyebuno, G. (2018). Application of a value chain approach to understanding white kenkey production, vending and consumption practices in three districts of Ghana. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 18(2), 13406-13419.
  • Opare, P., Akintonde, J. O., Obeng-Ofori, D., & Nelson, V. (2018). Using climate analogue tools to explore and build smallholder farmer capacity for climate smart agriculture. AAS Open Research, 1.
  • Pattison-Williams, J. K., Haggar, J. P., & Morton, J. F. (2018). Intergenerational perceptions of household wellbeing in India’s Western and Eastern Ghats. World Development Perspectives 10, 51-57.


  • Ademola A., Ford, J., Morton, J. et al. “Managing Climate Change Risks in Africa - A Global Perspective” Ecological Economics Vol. 141 pp. 190-201.
  • Antwi-Agyei, P., Quinn, C., Adiku, S., Codjoe, S., Dougill, A., Lamboll, R. and Dovie, D. (2017) Perceived stressors of climate vulnerability across scales in the Savannah zone of Ghana: A participatory approach. Regional Environmental Change 17(1), 213-227.
  • Ayanlade, A., Radeny, M. and Morton, J. (2017) Comparing smallholder farmers’ perception of climate change with meteorological data; a case study from Southwestern Nigeria. Weather and Climate Extremes 15: 24-33.
  • Belay, A., Recha, J., Woldeamanuel, T. and Morton, J. (2017) Smallholder farmers' adaptation to climate change and determinants of their adaptation decisions in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia. Agriculture & Food Security 6 (24)
  • Churchill, S. A., & Marr, A. (2017). Sustainability and outreach: a comparative study of MFIs in South Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean. Bulletin of Economic Research 69(4), E19-E41.
  • Mungai, C., Opondo, M., Outa, G., Nelson, V., Nyasimi, M., & Kimeli, P. (2017). Uptake of climate-smart agriculture through a gendered intersectionality lens: experiences from Western Kenya. In W. Leal Filho et al. (eds.) Climate Change Adaptation in Africa, Springer International Publishing, pp.587-601.
  • Ifeanyi-Obi, C. C., Togun, A. O., Lamboll, R., Adesope, O. M., & Arokoyu, S. B. (2017). Challenges faced by cocoyam farmers in adapting to climate change in Southeast Nigeria. Climate Risk Management 17, 155-164.
  • Ifeanyi-Obi, C. C., Togun, A. O., Lamboll, R., & Arokoyu, S. (2017). Socio-Economic Determinants of Cocoyam Farmer’s Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Extension 21(2), 91-104.
  • Kassian, L., Tenywa, M., Liwenga, E., Wellard-Dyer, K., and Bamutaze, Y. (2016) Implication of climate change and variability on stream flow in Iringa region, Tanzania. Journal of Water and Climate Change 8(2): 336-347.
  • Lalani, B., Dorward, P., Kassam, A. H., Dambiro, J. (2017) Innovation Systems and farmer perceptions regarding Conservation Agriculture in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique. In  Kassam, A. H., Mkomwa, S., Friedrich, T.(eds.), Conservation Agriculture for Africa: building resilient farming systems in a changing climate. CABI
  • Lalani, B., Dorward, P. and Holloway, G. Farm-level Economic Analysis - Is Conservation Agriculture Helping the Poor? Ecological Economics, Vol. 141 pp.144-153.
  • Lamboll, R., Stathers, T., & Morton, J. (2017). Climate change and agricultural systems. In S. Snapp and B. Pound (eds.) Agricultural Systems (Second Edition), Academic Press, pp.441-490.
  • Morton, J. (2017). Climate change and African agriculture: unlocking the potential of research and advisory services. In F. Nunan (ed.) Making Climate Compatible Development Happen, Routledge, pp.109-135.
  • Diego Naziri and other authors (2017) “Capital Social et Action Collective” in M. Antona and F. Bousquet (eds.) Une Troisième Voie entre l’État et le Marché: Échanges avec Elinor Ostrom. Éditions Quæ, Versailles, pp.81-90.
  • Diego Naziri, Sarah Mayanja, James Ssemwanga and Jason Donovan (2017) “Approaches and Tools for Inclusive Value Chain Development: lessons from Uganda for improved impact” Enterprise Development and Microfinance 28(4).
  • Quan, J., Naess, L.O., Newsham, A., Sitoe, A. and Fernandez, M.C. (2017) Carbon forestry and climate compatible development in Mozambique: a political economy analysis. In F. Nunan (ed.) Making Climate-Compatible Development Happen. Routledge,
  • Rajendran, S., Afari-Sefa, V., Shee, A., Bocher, T., Bekunda, M., & Lukumay, P. J. (2017). Does crop diversity contribute to dietary diversity? Evidence from integration of vegetables into maize-based farming systems. Agriculture & Food Security 6(1), 50.
  • Schmied, J. and Marr, A. (2017) Financial Inclusion and Poverty: The Case of Peru. Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies 16(2), 1-26.


  • Abdulsalam-Saghir, P., Sanni, L., Siwoku, B., Adebayo, K., Martin, A. and Westby, A. (2016) Cassava: Adding Value for Africa - Strategic market initiatives that support wealth creation for women along the cassava value chains in Southwest Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Science and Environment 12(2): 70-82.
  • Abraham, E., Martin, A., Cofie, O. and Raschid-Sally, L. (2016) Perceptions, attitudes and behaviours toward urban surface water quality in Accra, Ghana. Management of Environmental Quality 27(5): 491-506.
  • Abraham, E. and Martin, A. (2016) Understanding households’ livelihood choices, wealth, and poverty in Accra, Ghana. Development in Practice 26(3): 387-402.
  • Elum, Z.A., Modise, D.M. & Marr, A. (2016). Farmer’s perception of climate change and responsive strategies in three selected provinces of South Africa. Climate Risk Management 16: 246-257
  • Forsythe, L., Posthumus, H. and Martin, A. (2016) A crop of one's own? Women’s experiences of cassava commercialization in Nigeria and Malawi. Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security 1(2): 110-128.
  • Ifeanyi-Obi, C. C., Togun, A. O., and Lamboll, R. (2016). Influence of Climate Change on Cocoyam Production in Aba Agricultural Zone of Abia State, Nigeria. In W. Leal Filho et al. (eds).  Innovation in Climate Change Adaptation, Springer International Publishing, pp. 261-273.
  • Joshua, M.K., Ngongondo, C., Chipungu, F., Monjerezi, M., Liwenga, E., Majule, A., Stathers, T. and Lamboll, R. (2016) Climate change in semi-arid Malawi: Perceptions, adaptation strategies and water governance. Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies 8(3).
  • López-i-Gelats, F., Fraser, E., Morton, J. and Rivera-Ferre, M. (2016) What drives pastoralists' vulnerability to global environmental change? Pathways of vulnerability. Global Environmental Change 39: 258-274.
  • Marr, A., Winkel, A., van Asseldonk, M., Lensink, R. and Bulte, E. (2016) Adoption and impact of index-insurance and credit for smallholder farmers in developing countries: A systematic review. Agricultural Finance Review 76(1).
  • Rivera-Ferre, M., López-i-Gelats, F., Howden, M., Smith, P., Morton, J., Herrero, M. (2016) Re-framing the climate change debate in the livestock sector: mitigation and adaptation options. WIRes Climate Change 7(6), 869-892.
  • Sumberg, J., Jatoe, J., Kleih, U. and Flynn, J. (2016) Ghana’s evolving protein economy. Food Security 8(5), 909-920.


  • Abdulsalam-Saghir, P., Bennett, B., Quaye, W., Viet Phu Tu, Sanni, L. and Martin, A. (2015) Gender analysis of household's decision-making to reduce post-harvest losses of cassava in Ghana, Nigeria and Vietnam. Food Chain 5(1-2): 53-70.
  • Abraham, A. Martin, A., Cofie, O. and Raschid-Sally, L. (2015) Urban households’ access to water for livelihoods enhancement in Accra, Ghana. Waterlines 34(2).
    Bennett, B. (2015) Guest editorial: Smallholder cassava production and the cassava processing sector in Africa. Food Chain 5(1-2): 1-3.
  • Forsythe, L., Martin, A. and Posthumus, H. (2015) Cassava market development: a path to women's empowerment or business as usual? Food Chain 5(1-2): 11-27.
  • Forsythe, L., Nyamanda, M., Mwangwela, A.M. and Bennett, B. (2015) Beliefs, taboos and minor crop value chains: the case of bambara groundnut in Malawi. Food, Culture and Society 18(3): 501-517.
  • Joshua, M., Ngongondo, C., Mwathunga, E., Liwenga, E., Stathers, T., Chipungu, F., Lamboll, R., Majule, A. and Ndau, S. (2015) Implications of climate change risks on rural-urban agricultural and food flows in Blantyre City, Malawi. Journal of Public Administration 50(1):125-142
  • Lamboll, R., Nelson, V., Posthumus, H., Martin, A., Adebayo, K., Alacho, F., Dziedzoave, N., Mahende, G., Sandifolo, V., Sanni, L., Abayomi, L., Graffham, A., Hillocks, R., Westby, A. (2015) Practical lessons on scaling-up smallholder-inclusive and sustainable cassava value chains in Africa. Food Chain 5(1-2): 28-52.
  • Marr, A. (2015) Tensions between financial and organisational sustainability: The problematic case of group-based microfinance and possible ways forward. In T. Sorell and L. Cabrera (eds.) Microfinance, Rights and Global Justice. CUP, Cambridge.
  • Morton, J. (2015) Agricultural adaptations: social context and complexity. In J. Palutikof, S. Boulter, J. Barnett, J. and D. Rissik, (eds.) Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation: Australian Experiences. Wiley, Oxford.
  • Mayanja, M., Rubaire-Akiiki, C., Morton, J., Young, S. and Greiner, T. (2015) Diet diversity in pastoral and agro-pastoral households in Ugandan rangeland ecosystems. Ecology of Food and Nutrition 54(5): 529-545.
  • Mayanja, M., Rubaire-Akiiki, C., Greiner, T., and Morton, J. (2015) Characterising food insecurity in pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in Uganda using a consumption coping strategy index. Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 5(11).
  • Naziri, D., Rich, K. and Bennett, B. (2015) Would a commodity-based trade approach improve market access for Africa? A case study of the potential of beef exports from communal areas of Namibia. Development Policy Review 33(2): 195-219.
  • Nelson, V. and Martin, A. (2015) Fairtrade International's multi-dimensional impacts in Africa. In L. T. Raynolds and E. A. Bennett (eds.) Handbook of Research on Fair Trade. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham.
  • Onumah, G. and Sanni, L. (2015) Crossfire: "Nigeria has implemented a cassava incentive and subsidy scheme that has given the sector a competitive advantage. Other cassava producing countries could learn lessons from this mode". Food Chain 5(1-2): 4-10.
  • Naess, L.O., Newell, P., Newsham, A., Phillips, J., Quan, J. and Tanner, T. (2015) Climate policy meets national development contexts: insights from Kenya and Mozambique. Global Environmental Change 35: 534-544.
  • Tedesco, I., Pelloni, A. and Trovato, G. (2015) OECD agricultural subsidies and poverty rates in lower income countries. International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics 3(2): 31-49.
  • Maroya, N., Asiedu, R., Mignouna, D., Lopez-Montes, A., Kleih, U., Phillips, D. Ndiame, F. Ikeorgu, J. and Otoo, E. (2015) Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa: Effectiveness of a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional team-work. Journal of Root Crops 40(1): 85-92.


  • Bennett, B. (2014) Linking producer & processor organisations to enterprises. In D. Cole (ed.) Indigenous Natural Plant Products in Namibia. Venture Publications, Windhoek.
  • Dasgupta, P., Morton, J., Dodman, D., Karapinar, B., Meza, F., Rivera-Ferre, M., Toure Sarr, A. and Vincent, K. (2014) Rural Areas. In C. Field, V. Barros et al. (eds.) Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. CUP, Cambridge and New York.
  • Rejesus, R., Martin, A., and Gypmantasiri, P. (2014) Enhancing the impact of natural resource management research: Lessons from a meta-impact assessment of the Irrigated Rice Research Consortium. Global Food Security 3(1): 41-48.
  • Marr, A., Leon, J. and Ponce, F. (2014) Financial inclusion of the poor in Peru: explanatory factors and determinants. Applied Econometrics and International Development 14(1): 101-130.
  • Morton, J., Solecki, W., Dasgupta, P., Dodman, D., Rivera-Ferre, M (2014) Urban-Rural Interactions – Context for Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts, and Adaptation. Cross-Chapter Box in C. Field, V. Barros et al. (eds.) Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. CUP, Cambridge and New York.
  • Naziri, D., Aubert, M., Codron, J-M., Nguyen Thi Tan Loc and Moustier, P. (2014) Estimating the impact of small-scale farmers’ collective action on food safety: The case of vegetables in Vietnam. Journal of Development Studies 50(5): 715-730.
  • Naziri, D., Quaye, W., Siwoku, B., Wanlapatit, S., Tu Viet Phu and Bennett, B. (2014) The diversity of postharvest losses in cassava value chains in selected developing countries. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics 115(2): 111-123.
  • Nelson, V. (2014) Guest Editorial: Fairtrade impacts. Food Chain 4(1): 3-6.
  • Nelson, V. and Martin, A. (2014) Exploring issues of rigour and utility in Fairtrade impact assessment. Food Chain 4(1): 14-33.
  • Nelson, V and Tallontire, A. (2014) Battlefields of ideas: Changing narratives and power dynamics in private standards in global agricultural value chains. Agriculture and Human Values 31: 481-497.
  • Nelson, V., Tallontire, A., Opondo, M. and Martin, A. (2014) Pathways of transformation or transgression? Power relations, ethical space and labour rights in Kenyan agri-food value chains. In M. Goodman and C. Sage (eds.) Food Transgressions: Making Sense of Contemporary Food Politics. Routledge.
  • Phillips, D. (2014) Uneven and unequal people-centred development: the case of Fair Trade and Malawi sugar producers. Agriculture and Human Values 31(4): 563-576.
  • Tallontire, A., Opondo, M. and Nelson, V. (2014) Contingent spaces for smallholder participation in GlobalGAP: insights from Kenyan horticulture value chains. The Geographical Journal 180(4): 353-364.
  • Ton, G., de Grip, K., Lançon, F. Onumah, G. and Proctor, F. (2014). Empowering Smallholder Farmers in Markets: strengthening the advocacy capacities of national farmer organisations through collaborative research. Food Security 6(2): 261-273.