How Researchers Changed the World

Gain an insight into the fascinating world of research with the How Researchers Changed the World podcast. Follow the story of one passionate researcher every episode, unpacking their motivations for the subject, the challenges of the research, and how their research went on to change the world we live in.


episode 3: Seline Meijer: The human side of conservation: people's needs and planting trees in sub-Saharan Africa

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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