Deagrarianisation: What are the underlying reasons and effects with focus on livelihoods, poverty reduction and climate change

According to a newly released FAO report, food insecurity is increasing in the world. An alarming reversal of a previous opposite trend. Planting your own food might be an important adaptation strategy in face of climate change. At the same time, across Africa, and in other parts of the world, many farmers stop farming. This webinar unites researchers working on the broad theme of deagrarianisation across contexts in Africa and Europe. We will present and discuss research and build new networks – forging a better understanding of the reasons behind and the effects of deagrarianisation across contexts.

Presenters during the webinar are:

  • Sheona Shackleton (University of Cape Town),
  • Ildikó Asztalos Morell (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences),
  • David Neves (University of the Western Cape),
  • Flora Hajdu (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences),
  • Paul Hebinck (Wageningen University)
  • Cecilia Waldenström (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences).

Moderator: Klara Fischer (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences).

The webinar agenda will be announced soon.


From 5 May 2020 at 13:00 to 5 May 2020 at 17:00


Online: will be announced

Hosted by

Klara Fischer (
Alin Kadfak (