Genesis T. Yengoh




On-going Research


Title 1: Enabling the use of global data sources to assess and monitor land degradation at multiple scales

Project Objective: To provide guidance, methods and a toolbox for assessing and monitoring status and trends in land degradation using remote sensing technology which can be employed to inform land management and investment decisions as well as to improve reporting to the UNCCD and the GEF. The project is being implemented in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Senegal.


Title 2: Alternatives to the current model of engagement between large-scale land investors and local communities in Africa

Project Objectives: Develop alternative models and typologies of engagement between local communities that host land investment projects and large-scale land investors, as well as stakeholders in other land-based activities; Examine opportunities offered by these models of engagement by testing them in case studies; Engage with relevant stakeholders in identifying possibilities through which such alternative models can be mainstreamed into local, national and international policies on large-scale land investments.


Title 3: Equity and institutions in sustainable African intensification

Project Objectives: Analyze patterns of small-holder intensification in Zambia, Tanzania and Malawi from a sustainability perspective. Findings will be contextualized at district level as well as within national agricultural policies, processes of institutional change, the changing landscape of risk and broader demographic and socio-economic shifts.


 Contact Details

Visiting Address:
Biskopsgatan 5
Lund 223 62
Postal Address:
P.O. Box 170
SE-221 00

Phone: +46(0)46-222 0690


1- Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

Abdi, A. M.; Vrieling, A. ; Yengoh G. T. ; Anyamba, A.;  Seaquist, J.W.;  Ummenhofer, C.C.;  Ardö, J. (2016) The El Niño – La Niña cycle and recent trends in supply and demand of net primary productivity in African drylands. Climatic Change, (), 1-15, DOI: 10.1007/s10584-016-1730-1.

Yengoh, G.T., Fogwe, Z.N and Armah, F.A. (2016). “Floods in the Douala metropolis, Cameroon: attribution to changes in rainfall characteristics or planning failures?” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management:1-27.

Yengoh, G. T., Steen, K., Armah, F. A., & Ness, B. (2016). Factors of vulnerability: How large-scale land acquisitions take advantage of local and national weaknesses in Sierra Leone. Land Use Policy, 50, 328-340,

Yengoh, G. T., Dent, D., Olsson, L., Tengberg, A. E., & Tucker, C. J. (2015). Use of the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) to assess land degradation at multiple scales: current status, future trends, and practical considerations. SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science (pp. 110). Springer.

Yengoh, G.T. & Armah, FA. (2015) Effects of Large-scale Acquisition on Food Insecurity in Sierra Leone. Sustainability 2015, 7(7), 9505-9539.

Armah, F.A., Yengoh, G.T., Luginaah, I., Chuenpagdee, R., Hambati, H., & Campbell, G. (2015)     Monitored versus experience-based perceptions of environmental change: evidence from coastal Tanzania. Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences, Doi: 10.1080/1943815X.2015.1017505.   

Yengoh, G.T., Steen, K. & Armah, FA. (2015) Women’s bigger burden: Disparities in outcomes of large scale land acquisition in Sierra Leone. Journal of Gender Issues, Taylor & Francis. Doi: DOI   10.1007/s12147-015-9140-7.

Armah, FA., Luginaah, I., Yengoh, GT., Hambati, H., Chuenpagdee, R., & Campbell, G. (2015). Analyzing the relationship between objective-subjective health status and public perception of  climate change as a human health risk in coastal Tanzania. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal. 21(7), 1936-1959.

Bai, Z., Dent, D., Olsson, L., Tengberg, A. E., Tucker, C., & Yengoh, G. T. (2015). A longer, closer, look at land degradation. Agriculture for Development, Special Issue on Soils (24), 3 – 9.

Yengoh, G.T. & Armah, FA. (2014) Land access constraints for communities affected by large-scale land acquisition in Southern Sierra Leone. Geojournal,. DOI10.1007/s10708-014-9606-2.

Yengoh, G. T. & Ardö, J. (2014). Crop Yield Gaps in Cameroon. Ambio, 43(2), 175-190.

Yengoh, G. T. & Brogaard, S. (2014). Explaining low yields and low food production in Cameroon: a farmers’ perspective. GeoJournal, 79(3), 279-295.

Armah, F. A.; Luginaahb, I.; Yengohc, G.T.; Taabazuingd, J.; & Yawson, D.O. (2013). Management of natural resources in a conflicting environment in Ghana: unmasking a messy policy problem. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 57(11), 1724-1745.

Yengoh, G. T. (2012). Climate and Food Production: Understanding Vulnerability from Past Trends in Africa’s Sudan-Sahel. Sustainability, 5(1), 52-71.

Yengoh, G. T. (2012). Determinants of yield differences in small-scale food crop farming systems in Cameroon. Agriculture & Food Security, 1(1), 19.

Armah, F.A.; Obiri, S.; Yawson, D.; Afrifa, E.K.A; Yengoh, G.T.; Olsson, J.A.; & Odoi, J. (2011). Assessment of legal framework for corporate environmental behaviour and perceptions of residents in mining communities in Ghana. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 54(2), 193-209.

Yengoh, G. T., Hickler, T. and Tchuinte, A. (2011). Agro-climatic resources and challenges to food production in Cameroon. Geocarto International, 26(4), 251-273.

Armah, F. A., Odoi, J. O., Yengoh, G. T., Obiri, S., Yawson, D. O., and Afrifa, E. K. (2011). Food security and climate change in drought-sensitive savanna zones of Ghana. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 16(3), 291-306.

Armah, F. A., Obiri, S., Yawson, D. O., Onumah, E. E., Yengoh, G. T., Afrifa, E. K. A., et al. (2010). Anthropogenic sources and environmentally relevant concentrations of heavy metals in surface water of a mining district in Ghana: a multivariate statistical approach. Journal of Environmental Science and Health Part A, 45(13), 1804-1813.

Yengoh, G. T., Armah, F. A., Onumah, E. E., and Odoi, J. O. (2010). Trends in agriculturally-relevant rainfall characteristics for small-scale agriculture in Northern Ghana. Journal of Agricultural Science, 2(3), P3.

Armah, F. A., Yawson, D. O., Onumah, E. E., Yengoh, G. T., Afrifa, E. K. A., et al. (2010). Mapping of noise risk zones derived from religious activities and perceptions in residential neighbourhoods in the Cape Coast metropolis, Ghana. Environmental Hazards, 9(4), 358-368.

Yengoh, G. T., Armah, F. A. and Onumah, E. E. (2010). Paths to attaining food security: the case of Cameroon. Challenges, 1(1), 5-26.

Yengoh, G. T.,Tchuinte, A., Armah, F. A., and Odoi, J. O. (2010). Impact of prolonged rainy seasons on food crop production in Cameroon. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 15(8), 825-841.

Armah, F. A.,  Armah, F.A.; Odoi, J.; Yawson, D.; Yengoh, G.T.; Afrifa, E.K.A; & Pappoe, A.N.M. (2010). Impact of floods on livelihoods and vulnerability of natural resource dependent communities in Northern Ghana. Water, 2(2), 120-139.

Yengoh, G. T., Armah, F. and Svensson, M. G. (2009). Technology adoption in small-scale agriculture: the case of Cameroon and Ghana. Science, Technology & Innovation Studies, 5(2).

2- Book Chapters, Reports & Books

Yengoh, G.T., Dent, D., Olsson, L., Tengberg, A.E., & Tucker, C.J. (2014). The use of the Normalized  Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) to assess land degradation at multiple scales: a review of the current status, future trends, and practical considerations. Lund University Center for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS), and the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel of the Global Environment Facility (STAP/GEF).

Kemp-Benedict, E., Barron, J.; Vetter, S.; Yengoh, G.T.; & Fielding, M. (2013). Sustainability Implications of Closing the Yield Gap. Stockholm, Sweden: Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI).

Yengoh, G. T. (2013). Explaining Agricultural Yield Gaps in Cameroon. PhD Thesis, Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University.

Olsson, L., Andersson, E., Boda, C., Hermele, K., Jerneck, A., Ramasar, V., Steen, K., Yengoh, G. (2013)   Rethinking Agriculture: In Search of a Rural Modernity. Lund University Center for      Sustainability studies (LUCSUS) and Right Livelihood Foundation (RLF), Stockholm, Sweden.

Yengoh, G. T., Brogaard, S. and Olsson, L., (2012). Crop Water Requirements in Cameroon’s Savanna Zones Under Climate Change Scenarios and Adaptation Needs. In: Sharma, P. and Abrol, V. eds. Crop Production Technologies. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech, 2-41.

Yengoh, G.T., Ness, B., Anderberg. S. & Olsson, L. (2009) Understanding Interactions in the Global  Agricultural Commodity System (Scoping Report). Lund University Center for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS), Lund University, Sweden.

Yengoh, G. T., (2008). Explaining the Causes of Deforestation with the Hyde Model (A Conceptual Framework). Laxenburg, Austria: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) – FOR, YSP.

Yengoh, G. T. and Svensson, M., (2008). Low External Input Strategies for Sustainable Small-Scale Farming in Kenya: A Systems Dynamic Approach. ed. Conference Proceedings of the 26th International Conference of The System Dynamics Society, 2008 July 20 – 24, 2008. Athens, Greece, 22.

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