Publications archive

Dying races, deforestation and drought in East Africa

Dying races, deforestation and drought in East Africa

Social Darwinism - 'survival of the fittest' - has been used to justify racism, imperialism and more. In a new study, Connor Cavanagh examines the concept's effect on forest conservation in East Africa, arguing for the need for 'truth & reconciliation' in relation to these issues.

Advancing the research agenda on food systems

Advancing the research agenda on food systems

The food systems on which humanity depends face multiple threats in the 21st Century, yet the governance of these systems is under-researched. Siri Eriksen collaborates with the World Bank, CGIAR and several other institutions to propose a comprehensive research agenda for the coming years.

 Routledge Handbook of Deradicalisation and Disengagement

Routledge Handbook of Deradicalisation and Disengagement

A new book co-edited by Stig Jarle Hansen offers an overview of the historical settings, theoretical debates, national approaches and practical strategies to deradicalisation and disengagement. 

Transforming water harvesting in southern Ethiopia

Transforming water harvesting in southern Ethiopia

Harvesting water via the ancient tula wells in Ethiopia has relied on indigenous knowledge and technology. This is all changing in recent years, so what is the future for the Borana water management system? Waktole Tiki and Gufu Oba in 'Nomadic Peoples'.

Exploring social preferences for ecosystem services of multifunctional agriculture across policy scenarios

Exploring social preferences for ecosystem services of multifunctional agriculture across policy scenarios

NMBU's Morten Clemetsen, Lars Olav Eik and colleagues in Ecosystem Services.

The politics of citizenship

The politics of citizenship

New study examines the struggle over resources, authority and belonging in the new Federal Republic of Nepal. Andrea Nightingale, Lutgart Lenaerts and colleagues in the Journal of South Asian Studies.

Consequences of displacement and resettlement

Consequences of displacement and resettlement

A case on a planned oil refinery development project in Uganda is investigated by Pål Vedeld & colleagues in the Journal of Refugee Studies.

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.