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Nicholas P Ndlovu





Nicholas. P.  Ndlovu

M.Sc. Environmental Governance

Professur für Forst- und Umweltpolitik
Tennenbacher Str. 4

D - 79106 Freiburg i. Br.

Telefon: (0761) 203-3720
Telefax: (0761) 203 -3705



Nicholas Ndlovu has a MSc in Environmental Governance from the  Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg. His MSc employed discource analysis theories and explored the Perceptions of REDD+ in Zimbabwe. Currently, he is employed as a Research Associate at the Forest and Environmental Policy Group working in a transdisciplinary project  focused on agroforestry in Southern Africa. The aim of the project is to investigate the ecosystem services and environmental benefits of AFS as an innovative, multi-purpose land-use management practice in Southern Africa, with a special focus on the exploration of human-environment interactions and the benefits of agroforestry for rural livelihoods. This project also forms a part of his PhD studies. 

Prior to this position, Nicholas worked for 5 years in the consultancy industry in Zimbabwe and Germany and his work covered aspects related to REDD+, agriculture and food security, forest and environmental restitution, environmental policy, biodiversity studies, socio-economic impacts assessments and climate change policy issues with civil society organisations in Africa. 


Main research interests:

  • Applied research of agroforestry innovations
  • Forest, Environment and Climate Change Policy  
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessments 
  • Agriculture and Food Security 
  • Rural Development 



Ndlovu PN, Borrass L (2021). Promises and potentials do not grow trees and crops. A review of insitutional and policy research in Agroforestry for the Southern African Region. Land Use Policy (103).

Sheppard JP, Bohn Reckziegel R, Ndlovu NP, (2020). Agroforestry: An Appropriate and Sustainable Response to a changing Climate in Southern Africa? Sustainability.


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