Interdisciplinary Fellow Group on Sustainable Rural Transformation


The increasing competition for African resources affects the lives of rural populations and may result in social conflict. The commercialization of agriculture on the continent threatens livelihoods of smallholder farmers and carries environmental risks. Yet, it may also present new opportunities (e.g. via out-grower schemes and wage employment). This Interdisciplinary Fellow Group (IFG) will discuss how a sustainable transformation of rural Africa can be achieved.

The call for application for fellowships within the IFG on ‘Sustainable Rural Transformation’ is now closed.


Prof. Dr. Dzodzi Tsikata (Principal Investigator, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana))

Prof. Dr. Jann Lay (Principal Investigator, GIGA Hamburg)

Lisa Hoffmann (Convenor, GIGA Hamburg)

Prof. Dr. Kojo Amanor (Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana)

Dr. Sulemana Alhassan (Department of Sociology, University of Ghana)

Prof. Evans S. Osabuohien (Department of Economics & Development Studies, Covenant University)