Hans Holmï¿½n is an Associate Professor in Social and Economic Geography at the department of Water and Environmental Studies, University of Linkï¿½ping, Sweden. He received his PhD at Lund University in 1991 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1996. He joined Linkï¿½ping University in 1997, where he teaches geography and development studies. Holmï¿½n has been a member and board member of various NGOs in Sweden ndash; trade union, student union, consumer and housing cooperatives. He worked for a northern NGO in Jordan in the early 1980s and has conducted research on organizations and development since the 1980s. Since 2001, he has been a member of the African-Swedish research team Afrint, which combines micro- and macro-level studies to identify drivers of change in African agriculture ultimately aiming at enhanced agricultural productivity and improved food security in sub-Saharan Africa.