Per Knutsson

Per Knutsson

School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg


Per Knutsson

Senior lecturer, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg

Focus area:

Inter- and transdisciplinary research on environment and development. Studies on rural livelihoods in Central America, Asia and Africa. Questions related to the implementation of sustainable development as theory and practice. Adaptation to climate change in semi-arid areas and in coastal urban areas. Sustainability analysis of local socio-ecological systems.


Examples of Focali related research projects:

Trees, Carbon and Groundwater: Trade-off or synergy in local adaptation to climate change in the semi-arid tropics. Project financed by Sida 2010 – 2012.

Analyzing the sustainability of the Burkina Faso Parklands in the face of changing economic, policy and climate conditions. Project financed by Sida 2012 – 2014

Land, Livestock & Livelihood (Triple-L) Dynamics in East African Drylands. Research inititative started in 2012 in collaboration with SLU, Lund University, Chalmers, JKUAT, University of Nairobi, ILRI and ICRAF, with planning grants from ILRI, SLU and GCGD.

Read more about Per´s research here


Focali annual meeting 2022 – separate event webpage

It is once again time for Focali members, partners, and friends in our wider community to meet around current interlinked forest, climate and livelihood challenges. The Focali annual meeting, to be he ...

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