Section for Geography – University of Copenhagen

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Søren Bech Pilgaard Kristensen

Søren Bech Pilgaard Kristensen

Associate Professor

  • Geography

    Øster Voldgade 10, 1350 København K, Building: 06.0.635

    Phone: +45 35 32 25 23Fax: +45 35 32 25 01

My research focuses on rural development in a European and African context. In a European context, I study the changing role of agriculture in rural and peri-urban landscapes, the environmental impact of agriculture and the decision making process of farmers. In addition, I study the uptake level of different agri-environmental schemes by land owners in different locations. My field work has focused on Denmark but has also included European perspectives through joint EU projects.

In an African context, I have studied the challenges facing rural youth engaging in agriculture or non-farm economic activities with a focus on young entrepreneurs in rural areas in Uganda. In addition, I have been engaged in land suitability research in Botswana and Mali.

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