Publications archive

Is gender mainstreaming viable?

Is gender mainstreaming viable?

New Noragric study analyses the practicality of policies for agriculture-based gendered development in Ethiopia. Meseret Tsige, Gry Synnevåg & Jens B. Aune in 'Gender Issues'

Changes in ecosystem services in the Danube Delta

Changes in ecosystem services in the Danube Delta

Delta flood plains provide critically important benefits to humans including food and recreation. New study assesses changes in the Danube Delta and the impacts of these on humans. Erik Gómez-Baggethun & colleagues in 'Ecosystem Services'.

Climate, Capitalism and Communities

Climate, Capitalism and Communities

New book with Noragric researcher Andrei Marin gives an anthropological perspective of the environmental consequences of global capital's growth. 

Governing seeds in East Africa in the face of climate change

Governing seeds in East Africa in the face of climate change

Climate change is already negatively affecting agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. One counter-measure is to switch to better-adapted crop varieties, requiring access to suitable seeds - but how effective is the governance of seed systems to allow for this?  New study by Ola Westengen, Ruth Haug and colleagues. 

Climate change and uncertainty from ‘above’ and ‘below’

Climate change and uncertainty from ‘above’ and ‘below’

Hans Adam and colleagues examine the intersections between local understandings of climate change and politics, history, culture, livelihoods and policy across a range of scales, from local to national and regional. Special issue of 'Regional Environmental Change'.

Which fodder plants can reduce methane emissions and simultaneously improve animal productivity in Ethiopia?

Which fodder plants can reduce methane emissions and simultaneously improve animal productivity in Ethiopia?

Yonas Berhanu, Lars Olav Eik, Jens Aune & colleagues in 'Agriculture'.

Beyond technical fixes: Climate solutions and the great derangement

Beyond technical fixes: Climate solutions and the great derangement

Siri Eriksen and colleagues in 'Climate Change and Development'.

Conservation: Beyond population growth

Conservation: Beyond population growth

Noragric's Tor A. Benjaminsen, Connor Cavanagh & colleagues discuss politics, population growth and conservation around the Serengeti and Masai Mara. Letter in Science Magazine.

Territoriality of radical Islam

Territoriality of radical Islam

How do violent Jihadist groups go about trying to control territory? Are there generalizations to be made? New study by Bohumil Doboš, Martin Riegl & Noragric's Stig Jarle Hansen.

The Problems of Economic Data in Africa

The Problems of Economic Data in Africa

The study of economic development in African countries is hindered by a lack of reliable data and statistics, explains Noragric's Morten Jerven in the 2019 edition of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics 

Changing gender relations under recurrent drought conditions in southern Ethiopia

Changing gender relations under recurrent drought conditions in southern Ethiopia

Drought-induced changes in pastoral production in Borana, Ethiopia lead to women having increased workloads, decision-making and income-earning opportunities. New Noragric study by Abiyot Anbacha & Darley Kjosavik. 

Gendered perspectives of climatic and non-climatic stressors in Ethiopia

Gendered perspectives of climatic and non-climatic stressors in Ethiopia

Climate is perceived as the most frequent and impactful source of stress in Borana, southern Ethiopia followed by economic stress, according to a new Noragric study by Abiyot Eliyas Anbacha & Darley Kjosavik. 

Climate Change and Coastal Resources in Tanzania

Climate Change and Coastal Resources in Tanzania

A new book on the vulnerability, resilience and governance of socio-ecological systems. Co-edited and co-authored by Ian Bryceson

Western trauma treatment in Sudan

Western trauma treatment in Sudan

Western treatments for trauma can be useful in non-Western settings but these need to be carefully modified to the context and individual, finds Noragric-based study with Marie Røren, Shai Divon & colleagues.

War and city-making in Somalia: Property, power and disposable lives

War and city-making in Somalia: Property, power and disposable lives

Kirsti Stuvøy and colleagues draw on their fieldwork with displaced people in Somali cities to analyse claims to property and the often violent competition to uphold them. Article in 'Political Geography'.