Gertrude Dzifa Torvikey holds a Ph.D. in Development Studies from the University of Ghana.  She is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) at the same university. Her research interests are in critical agrarian studies, the political economy of agrarian change, rural livelihoods, and migration. Her research works over the years have focused on gender, class, land, and labour relations in agrarian areas. In recent times, she has taken specific interest in class struggles in rural areas. She has worked on several research projects including, Land and Agricultural Commercialization in Africa (LACA), Agricultural Policy Research in Africa (APRA), and COVID-19 and Africa’s Food Systems, among many others. She is working on the following ongoing research projects: DEMETER (Droits et Égalité pour une Meilleure Économie de la Terre)- Commercialisation, Gendered Agrarian Transformation, and the Right to Food, Data Repository and Policy Advocacy Project (DARAP), Scientific Freedom and STI Ecosystem in Ghana, 21st Century Feminist Struggles and Movements in Africa and Transregional Research on the Changing Nature of Precarious Work in Africa and the Arab region.  She has published in the Journal of Peasant Studies, Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy, Feminist Africa, Journal of Asian and African Studies, UDS International Journal of Development, and the IDS Bulletin.

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Gertrude Dzifa Torvikey