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Ms Lora Forsythe

Organisation name

Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich

Job title

Senior Research Fellow


North America, Canada

Country of current residence

Europe, United Kingdom

Expertise and interests

Sectoral expertise

Agriculture and food systems, Community Engagement, HIV/AIDS; Family Planning and Reproductive Health; Gender and Women's Empowerment

Disciplinary Expertise

Anthropology, Development studies, production economics and impact evaluation, Social and behavior change communications; strategic communications; social marketing; gender

Area of interest

Rural development, Agriculture, Food markets, Food, Food value chains, Gender dynamics, Governance and policy


Members introduction

Gender and livelihoods specialist with the Natural Resources Institute, and works on a range of research and consultancy projects in agriculture and natural resources management. Expertise in community engagement, livelihoods, gender and socio-economic difference, and poverty.

Academic publications

Recent publications

Forsythe, L., M. N.Manda , A.M. Mwangwela and B. Bennett (forthcoming) Beliefs, taboos and minor crops: the case of Bambara Groundnut in Malawi. Food, Culture and Society.

Forsythe, L., Martin, A., and H. Posthumus (forthcoming) Cassava market development: a path to women's empowerment or business as usual? Food Chain.


Member for
5 years 7 months