We work with small scale farmers, employing non-conventional social research methods

We conduct research that is relevant and speaks to the issues that relate to the lived experiences of rural communities. Our research team possesses skills and training in immersive, embedded, grounded, ethnographic methodologies. Our research team will invest their time and effort to obtain in-depth, emic, thick description of local social dynamics and social realities.


We bring together a research team that is oriented towards alternative, non-conventional social research methods

We pride ourselves in our alternative, non-conventional social research orientation. We are well suited to investigating questions of social class and power, emphasizing mixed methods, inclusive and embedded research approaches as they apply to agricultural systems and agrarian transformation. We strive to conduct research with rather than for or about research subjects. We bring together a network of similarly oriented researchers.


What we do

Below are our areas of focus for this program.

Farming systems research
Baseline surveys
Farming systems projects evaluation
Farming systems project design

Program Team

We are currently working with the following dedicated team members.

Daniel Lumonya, PhD
Ian Bailey, PhD
Giuliano Martiniello, PhD
Firminus Mugumya, PhD
Rhona Walusimbi, MA
Martha Nalubega Wandera, MA
Martha Olwenyi (ABD)
Florence Katasi, BA

Program Contact

Get in touch with us

1st Floor, Victoria House,
Plot 1518 Old Kira Road, Bukoto,
P.O. Box 25720, Kampala Uganda
+256 772501793 or +256 700 987281