Mrs Genevieve Agaba

Contact info

Office: G5a, Thoday Building, Deiniol Road

Phone number: +44 (0) 1248 382457

Contact Info

Office: G5a, Thoday Building, Deiniol Road

Phone number: +44 (0) 1248 382457


Since 2007, I have been involved in a wide range of international research and development projects mainly focusing on smallholder farming systems and livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa. My focus has been the study of local agro-ecological knowledge and ecosystem service trade-offs that people are making on a daily basis. Through understanding local contexts, it is hoped that future projects can design more appropriate 'development interventions' that will meet livelihood needs as well as reduce land degradation processes.

Teaching and Supervision

I teach on the following MSc level modules: DDL-4004 Agroforestry Systems & Practices; DXX-4505 Natural Resource Management; DXX-4527 Research Planning & Communication; DXX-4019 Natural Resource Development; DXX-4538 Forestry Field Course; DDL-4545 Tropical Forestry Study Tour.

I am the module organiser for DDL-4004 Agroforestry Systems & Practices and DXX-4019 Natural Resource Development.

I supervise MSc student dissertation projects that have a local knowledge/livelihood/food security focus.

I am the personal tutor for distance learning MSc Tropical Forestry students.


Outside of the University, I run a small charity (Wamumbi Orphan Care Foundation) that works in close partnership with a community based organisation in Central Kenya. We work together to provide outreach services to vulnerable young people that have been orphaned. This is through a range of activities, including life skills workshops, creative therapy sessions, vocational training and formal education, nutritional kitchen gardening, chicken and rabbit rearing, and providing a study space and mentorship.

Research areas and keywords


  • SD Forestry
  • S Agriculture (General)
  • GN Anthropology

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2016 - Professional , Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy) , Bangor University
  • 2012 - Professional , Diploma in Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change
  • 2008 - MSc , International Natural Resource Development
  • 2006 - BA , Anthropology

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