Linus is a PhD student within the Triple Green project at SRC. Together with SEI and Ethiopian partners, they investigate the potential of promising innovations for improved conservation of local water, soil and nutrient resources in Bolo Silasie and Adama, two Ethiopian villages in the Minjar Shenkora district. In addition to biophysical effects, they also look at local perceptions, economics and institutional aspects that influence adaptation and adoption of tested innovations and aim to model upscaling potential.
Linus has an MSc in Aquatic and Environmental engineering, and for the past ten years has been engaged in research, demonstration and capacity building around links between sanitation and agriculture, and the challenges of sustaining and scaling “green” sanitation solutions. From 2006-2009, he lived and worked in Burkina Faso as a Sida “Bilateral Associate Expert” assisting CREPA’s regional EcoSan program implemented in ten West African countries and also coordinating a productive sanitation project in Niger. Since returning to Sweden in 2010, Linus have been working with sustainable sanitation in different projects at the Stockholm Environment Institute, where he is still employed with the PhD-project as my main focus.
Linus is the co-founder and board member of Toilets Without Borders, a Swedish NGO that support green sanitation projects in developing countries
When not working on his PhD, Linus lives in Nyköping with his family (sambo and two kids). They spend quite some time at Änggärdet, a collectively owned farm in Skebokvarn with 17 members experimenting and learning about food-growing, forestry and how to co-manage a (small) farm.
Research news | 2018-04-16
Entrepreneurs, NGO’s and others working on transforming the agricultural system into a more sustainable one struggle amid dominant focus on growth-oriented strategies
2018 - Journal / article
Access to safe sanitation services is fundamental for healthy and productive lives, but in rural Burkina Faso only around 7% of the population uses improved sanitation. Ecological sanitation (ecosan) systems that allow safe agricultural reuse of nutrients in human waste have been promoted in these areas, as a way to meet sanitation needs while contributing to food security. However, little is known about the success of these i...
2018 - Journal / article
Identifying trajectories of agricultural development that enable substantial increases in food production is of prime importance for food security and human development in Sub-Saharan Africa in general, and Ethiopia in particular. To ensure long-term welfare for people and landscapes, it is imperative that such agricultural transformations sustain and enhance the natural resource base upon which agriculture depends. To unde...