The Afrint project which has been running since 2002 is an interdisciplinary, comparative project looking initially at the possibilities for an Asian style Green Revolution in nine countries in Sub-Saharan Africa on the basis of household level data for around 4000 smallholder farms.
The second phase, Afrint II, was launched in 2008 and aimed to trace patterns of change among these households given the growing policy interest in smallholder based agrarian development in both national, regional and international circles. The first two rounds of Afrint were headed by Professor Göran Djurfeldt at the Department of Sociology. In 2010, a downsized Afrint III was launched covering the original sample in six countries – Ghana, Kenya, Malawi. Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia. The scope was broadened to include linkages between farm and non farm sources of livelihoods as well as gendered patterns of access to income both within and outside agriculture. Since 2016, a down-sized phase of Afrint, Afrint IV/Papaya (Policy for Equity in African Agriculture) is being carried out in a sub-set of villages across Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia.