Tonthoza Uganja serves as EcoAgriculture Partners’ Collaborative Landscape Management Intern. In this role, she assists in developing collaborative capacity assessments and learning protocols for the 1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People initiative. This work supports landscape leaders and partners in practicing integrated landscape management. She’s also involved in EcoAgriculture Partners’ other joint climate and business projects.
Tontho is a Ph.D. student at the School of Natural Sciences at Bangor University in Wales. She is interested in integrated land use management, land restoration, conservation and climate-smart agriculture. Her research aims to answer the question, “What landscape models would best incorporate biophysical, socioeconomic and institutional concerns?” Further, she is investigating whether those models are feasible in the context of a changing climate.
Tontho brings with her 10 years of experience in small-holder farming systems, community forest management and crop production in Southern Africa. Prior to joining EcoAgriculture Partners, she coordinated several private-sector forestry and agroforestry projects including the development of training materials and train-the-trainer programs. Tontho hopes that her experience with EcoAgriculture Partners will assist her in developing and implementing research practices at a landscape level that can restore biodiversity and heal ecosystems.Contact Tonthoza