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Henrik Egelyng

Henrik Egelyng

Associate Professor

Ph.d. Social Science (1995), Cand. comm. w. International Development Studies (1988). Basic Science Education (1983).

Henrik Egelyng combines expertise and passion working with colleagues across the nature and society interphase. His research focus on the role of institutional – ecological and natural resource - economics in use and protection of natural capital and environmental service functions. His current research focuses on institutional conditions for ecoefficiency in the Norwegian agricultural and fisheries sector (CYCLE) and institutional requirements for valorisation of food and agriculture in Africa (VALOR), EU and Scandinavia. A track of missions in more than 25 countries, as team leader/member, and assignments as presenter at international conferences and workshops, provided Henrik international experience enabling collaboration with people from many areas, cultures & disciplinary fields. He has also a long track record of authoring and reviewing research applications, and manuscripts, as well as evaluating, monitoring and reviewing intervention projects. Acknowledged for his innovative approach to development research, Henrik believes in the value of thinking outside the box and in pursuing win-win-solutions, including through innovative use of economic instruments to achieve green inclusive growth.


Course Leader for Organic and Regional Food Systems (2017), Organic Food Systems (february-april 2016).

Guest teacher/censor at courses in 2015/2014 and 2014/2013; The Food Industry: Structure and Economics and Global Environmental Governance.

Supervision and co-supervision

Students supervised include M.Sc students Tuuli Orasma (FI), Erzila Charizi (GR), Klaudia Lestyánszka (SK), Thomas Mark Freivald Nielsen (UK), Nanna B.D. Olesen (DK), Loet Rammelsberg (NL), Christina Hedegård Hyttel, Bettina Aagaard Vester, Marie Heering Fredskild and Pablo Rodriguez de Castro (Spain) as well as (co-supervision); Ph.d students J.P. B. Lillesøe, Fredah Maina, Gervase Kuuwaabong, Innocensia John, Ph.d. Liu, Yuexian (China), and M.Sc Elsebeth Dam Nordlund (DK).


Selected publications

  1. Published

    Milliarder til forskel: fra lokal mad til beskyttet geografisk oprindelse

    Egelyng, H. & Hansen, H. O. 2013 In : Tidsskrift for Landoekonomi. 199, 2, p. 39-51 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  2. Published

    African food origins and protected geographical indications

    Egelyng, H. 2015 Alternative approaches to food security in Asia: what are the effects and at what costs?. p. 4 1 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference abstract in proceedings

  3. Published

    Global studies in a material world: how far can natural & social sciences integrate?

    Egelyng, H. 2014 Improving University Science Teaching and Learning: Pedagogical Projects 2014. Department of Science Education, University of Copenhagen, p. 43-58 16 p. (Improving University Science Teaching and Learning - Pedagogical Projects; No. 1-2, Vol. 7).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

  4. Comparative institutional analysis of certified organic agriculture conditions in Brazil and China

    Egelyng, H., Abreau, L. S. D., Li, L. & Fonseca, M. F. 2013 Organic Agriculture for Sustainable Livelihoods. Halberg, N. & Muller, A. (eds.). Routledge, p. 204-222 19 p. (Earthscan Food and Agriculture).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

  5. Managing agricultural biotechnology for sustainable development: the case of semi-arid India

    Egelyng, H. 2000 In : International Journal of Bio Technology. 2, 4

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  6. Published

    Why institutional environments for agroforestry seed system matters

    Lillesø, J-P. B., Harwood, C., Derero, A., Graudal, L., Roshetko, J. M., Kindt, R., Moestrup, S., Omondi, W. O., Holtne, N., Mbora, A., van Breugel, P., Dawson, I. K., Jamnadass, R. & Egelyng, H. 2018 In : Development Policy Review. 36, Supplement S1, p. O89-O112 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  7. Published

    Upcycling food for planet earth: towards total utilization of co-streams

    Egelyng, H., Romsdal, A., Slizyte, R., Carvajal, A., Jouvenot, L., Hebrok, M., Honkapää, K., Wold, J. P., Seljåsen, R. & Aursand, M. 2015

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conference

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