Cornell University

A Political Ecology Perspective on Land Use Change: The Transition from Millet to Maize Farming in Buyengo, Eastern Uganda

Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Uris Hall, G08
Central Campus

Daniel Lumonya is a Ph.D. Candidate in Development Sociology at Cornell University. He has an M.S. in Development Sociology from Cornell University and an M.A. in Social Sector Planning and Management from Makerere University, Uganda. His dissertation, on agrarian transitions in Buyengo, Eastern Uganda, is based on research that examines the transformation of communal labor practices and the consequent reshaping of farming systems. Broadly, his research focuses on rural farming systems and agrarian transitions, globalization, and state civil society relations. Prior to joining the PhD program at Cornell, Daniel was a lecturer at Makerere University, where he taught courses including rural development and organizational theory and management. For ten years he was Academic Director of World Learning’s SIT Study Abroad Programs in Africa. In 2001–2002 he was World Studies Fellow at Marlboro College in Vermont, where he taught several courses, acted as international student advisor, and served on the Committee for World Studies.

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Institute for African Development, International Programs, Sustainability






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Daniel Lumonya, Ph.D. Candidate, Development Sociology

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