Publications archive

Our Extractive Age: Expressions of Violence and Resistance

Our Extractive Age: Expressions of Violence and Resistance

New book argues that resource extraction plays a central role in defining our time and the character of our greatest existential threat - climate change. Co-written by staff and students at NMBU, including co-editor John-Andrew McNeish. 

Biodiversity conservation in a post-COVID19 economy

Biodiversity conservation in a post-COVID19 economy

The choice of post-COVID19 recovery strategy has huge significance for the future of biodiversity, says Cambridge University/NINA/Noragric study.

From displaced children to criminal gang members

From displaced children to criminal gang members

How do youngsters forced onto the street by violence and poverty go from being considered vulnerable, displaced minors to feared criminals?

Pluralistic seeds systems: A path to seed security?

Pluralistic seeds systems: A path to seed security?

Having multiple seed systems in place can improve seed (and therefore food) security in developing countries, concludes new NMBU / Development Fund study.

Når klimatilpasningsprosjekter gjør vondt verre

Når klimatilpasningsprosjekter gjør vondt verre

En litteraturgjennomgang ledet av Norges miljø- og biovitenskapelige universitet (NMBU) og Universitetet i Oxford finner at mange internasjonalt finansierte klimatilpasningsprosjekter snarere enn å redusere sårbarheten for klimaendringer faktisk forsterker, flytter eller skaper nye kilder til sårbarhet i utviklingsland. 

Outdoor spaces and nature combat depression during COVID-19

Outdoor spaces and nature combat depression during COVID-19

New research verifies that governments should allow people to spend time outdoors to protect mental health in the event of new lockdown measures.

Adapting agriculture and livestock to climate change in Mali

Adapting agriculture and livestock to climate change in Mali

The development of dromedary (Arabian camel) farming is just one of the recommendations of a new book on ways to adapt food production in Mali to climate change, one of the main drivers of hunger in the country. 

The Western debate over the civil war in Syria

The Western debate over the civil war in Syria

What role do images play in international politics? New study looks at how an iconic image from the civil war in Syria was mobilized in the context of foreign policy.

Large-scale mining in the Amazon

Large-scale mining in the Amazon

What are the state and company led practices for redistribution and compensation after industrial mineral extraction in the Ecuadorian Amazon? New study by Noragric's Esben Leifsen. 

Revisiting the refugee–host relationship in Uganda

Revisiting the refugee–host relationship in Uganda

New Noragric/Fafo study examines the opportunities refugees have for self-reliance, and the effects of this on the host populations living alongside them in Uganda’s largest refugee camp.

The narrative of militancy

The narrative of militancy

Noragric collaborated with COMSATS university in Pakistan in a study to increase our understanding of the role of narratives in militancy in the Swat district of Pakistan. 

Can cultural ecosystem services contribute to satisfying basic human needs?

Can cultural ecosystem services contribute to satisfying basic human needs?

Noragric teamed up with the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) to examine how ecosystem services contribute to satisfying basic human needs among the population of Lofoten in northern Norway.

Militant Islamism and local clan dynamics in Somalia

Militant Islamism and local clan dynamics in Somalia

A discussion on the expansion of the Islamic Courts Union in Lower Jubba province by Noragric PhD Fellow Michael Skjelderup and colleagues.

Improving the economics of sheep farms in Norwegian coastal and fjord areas

Improving the economics of sheep farms in Norwegian coastal and fjord areas

With declining meat consumption in Norway, a farming system based on more of the smaller and better-adapted Norwegian Spæl sheep may be a way forward, says new study. 

Vulnerability of pastoralism in the high mountains of Nepal

Vulnerability of pastoralism in the high mountains of Nepal

Whilst the decline in pastoralism in the Himalayan region of Nepal is affected by escalating climate change impacts, non-climatic factors such as policy and globalization are more influential in its decline, says new study with Noragric's Bishal Sitaula.