Moses Kansanga

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Moses Kansanga

Assistant Professor of Geography and International Affairs, Environmental Studies Undergraduate Advisor (Last Names M-Z)

Climate and Environmental Change


Office Hours:
Fridays 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (GEOG 3195)
Tuesdays 2:30 - 3:30 PM (GEOG 1003)

Dr. Kansanga is an Assistant Professor of Geography and International Affairs at GW and a Distinguished Research Chair at the Elliott School of International Affairs. He is also currently an International Research Fellow at the Wilson Center (2023-2024) and an undergraduate advisor for the BA in Environmental Studies program in Geography at GW. His research focuses on questions at the intersection of environmental change and sustainable agriculture. His current research focuses on co-developing sustainable and scalable nature-based solutions to postharvest food loss/waste in Africa. He teaches Sustainable Food Systems, Society and Environment, and the Geography of Africa.

Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems

Political Ecology

Natural Resource Management

Environment and Health

Sub-Saharan Africa

GEOG 1003 – Society and Environment

GEOG 3164 – The Geography of Africa

GEOG 3195 – Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems

GEOG 6293 – Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems

Kansanga, M. M., Dinko, H.D., Nyantakyi-Frimpong, H., Arku, G., & Luginaah, I. (2021). Scalar politics and black-markets: the political ecology of illegal rosewood logging in Ghana. Geoforum, 119, 83-89.

Kansanga, M. M., Bezner Kerr, R., Lupafya, E., Dakishoni, L., & Luginaah, I. (2021). Does participatory farmer-to-farmer training improve the adoption of sustainable land management practices? Land Use Policy, 108, 105477.

Kansanga, M. M., Sano, Y., Bayor, I., Braimah, J. A., Nunbogu, A. M., & Luginaah, I. (2021). Determinants of food insecurity among elderly people: findings from the Canadian Community Health Survey. Ageing & Society, 1–15.

Mohammed, K., Batung, E., Kansanga, M. M., Nyantakyi-Frimpong, H., & Luginaah, I. (2021). Livelihood diversification strategies and resilience to climate change in semi-arid northern Ghana. Climatic Change, 164(3–4), 53.

Kansanga, M. M., Ahmed, A., Kuusaana, E. D., Oteng-Ababio, M., & Luginaah, I. (2020). Of waste facility siting and relational geographies of place: Peri-urban landfills, community resistance and the politics of land control in Ghana. Land Use Policy96, 104674.

Kansanga, M. M., Mkandawire, P., Kuuire V., & Luginaah I. (2020). Agricultural mechanization, environmental degradation, and gendered livelihood implications in northern Ghana. Land Degradation & Development.

Kpienbaareh, D., Kansanga, M. M., Konkor, I., & Luginaah, I. (2020). The Rise of the Fourth Estate: The Media, Environmental Policy, and the Fight against Illegal Mining in Ghana. Environmental Communication, 1-16.

Ziegler, B. R., Kansanga, M., Sano, Y., Kangmennaang, J., Kpienbaareh, D., & Luginaah, I. (2020). Antenatal Care Utilization in the Fragile and Conflict-Affected Context of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Social Science & Medicine, 113253.

Kansanga, M. M., & Luginaah, I. (2019). Agrarian livelihoods under siege: Carbon forestry, tenure constraints and the rise of capitalist forest enclosures in Ghana. World Development, 113, 131-142.

Kansanga, M. M., Arku, G., & Luginaah, I. (2019). Powers of exclusion and counter-exclusion: The political ecology of ethno-territorial customary land boundary conflicts in Ghana. Land Use Policy, 86, 12-22.

Kansanga, M. M., Andersen, P., Kpienbaareh, D., Mason-Renton, S., Atuoye, K., Sano, Y., & Luginaah, I. (2019). Traditional agriculture in transition: examining the impacts of agricultural modernization on smallholder farming in Ghana under the new Green Revolution. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, 1-14.

Kansanga, M. M., Antabe, R., Sano, Y., Mason-Renton, S., & Luginaah, I. (2019). A feminist political ecology of agricultural mechanization and evolving gendered on-farm labor dynamics in northern Ghana. Gender, Technology and Development, 23(3), 207-233.

Konkor, I., Kansanga, M. M., Sano, Y., Atuoye, K., & Luginaah, I. (2019). Risk-taking behaviours and timing to first motorbike collision in the Upper West Region of Ghana. Journal of Transport & Health, 12, 105-114.

Antabe, R., Sano, Y., Anfaara, F. W., Kansanga, M. M., Chai, X., & Luginaah, I. (2019). Antenatal Care Utilization and Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya. Sexuality & Culture, 1-13.

Kansanga, M. M., Andersen, P., Atuoye, K., & Mason-Renton, S. (2018). Contested commons: Agricultural modernization, tenure ambiguities and intra-familial land grabbing in Ghana. Land Use Policy, 75, 215-224.

Kpienbaareh, D., Kansanga, M. M., & Luginaah, I. (2018). Examining the potential of open source remote sensing for building effective decision support systems for precision agriculture in resource-poor settings. GeoJournal, 1-17.

Kansanga, M. M., Braimah, J. A., Antabe, R., Sano, Y., Kyeremeh, E., & Luginaah, I. (2018). Examining the association between exposure to mass media and health insurance enrolment in Ghana. The International journal of health planning and management.

Chai, X., Sano, Y., Kansanga, M. M., Baada, J., & Antabe, R. (2017). Married women’s negotiation for safer sexual intercourse in Kenya: Does experience of female genital mutilation matter? Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, 14, 79-84.

Kansanga, M. M., (2017). Who you know and when you plough? Social capital and agricultural mechanization under the new green revolution in Ghana. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 15(6), 708-723.

PhD, University of Western Ontario