s a human geographer and political ecologist, I am passionate about exploring pathways for just socio-economic, political and ecological futures in the global south. I focus on the uneven development of the green and bio-economy. My particular geographical foci include the African countries of Madagascar, Mozambique, and Mali, although I am a lead-initiator of a global political ecology network (POLLEN). These specific countries make up a unique spectrum of biodiversity and constitute a social mosaic of urban/rural livelihoods where I study international development, labour and commodity chain analysis. I am involved in two new research projects exploring the uneven development of land-grabbing for biofuels in Madagascar and Brazilian agribusiness in Mozambique.