Tanya Stathers

  • Assoc. Professor Sustainable Agri-Food Systems - Natural Resources Institute (NRI), University of Greenwich

Research interests

Tanya has worked in agriculture for development across sub-Saharan Africa for >25 years.

Her work has focused on supporting sustainable smallholder agri-food systems in sub-Saharan Africa countries with particular emphasis on the reduction of and quantification of postharvest food losses.

Her research has encompassed a broad range of agricultural development issues including: urbanising food systems, rural-urban interdependencies, drivers of food choice, agricultural adaptation to climate change, seed systems, agricultural innovation systems, role of experiential and multi-stakeholder social-learning processes for getting research into use, poverty impacts of market certification standards, gender and diversity aspects of agri-food systems, as well as field and laboratory research trials into pre and postharvest constraints across a variety of tropical crops.

She has developed several agricultural for development training programmes including continued professional development courses and approaches, delivers seminars on climate change and postharvest systems and supervises a number of international postgraduate students.

She has field work experience in Tanzania, Malawi, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa, and Papua New Guinea.

Languages: English, Swahili, French.