How Researchers Changed the World

Seline Meijer: The human side of conservation: people's needs and planting trees in sub-Saharan Africa

June 04, 2019 Season 1 Episode 3
How Researchers Changed the World
Seline Meijer: The human side of conservation: people's needs and planting trees in sub-Saharan Africa
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How Researchers Changed the World
Seline Meijer: The human side of conservation: people's needs and planting trees in sub-Saharan Africa
Jun 04, 2019 Season 1 Episode 3
How Researchers Changed the World, Dr Kaitlyn Regehr with Seline Meijer
The role of knowledge, attitudes and perceptions in the uptake of agricultural and agroforestry innovations and conservation in sub-Saharan Africa
Show Notes

Seline Meijer is a Programme Officer at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), working on gender and the environment. Previous to this, Seline completed a Ph.D. in Forestry at University College Dublin, carried out in partnership with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), for which she spent 3 years living and conducting research in Malawi.

The podcast episode focuses on a paper Seline published as part of her PhD project, entitled: ‘The role of knowledge, attitudes and perceptions in the uptake of agricultural and agroforestry innovations among smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa’. The paper centres around the perceptions of the farmers she met in Malawi towards tree planting and forest degradation, and how household decision-making and gender feeds into this.

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