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.
While carnivore governance in both countries is founded on decentralized regional management, local people struggle to have their knowledge and experience acknowledged in the management process, finds a new study with Noragric's Randi Kaarhus.
Mali's Institute of Rural Economy teamed up with Noragric to assess ways to intensify flood recession farming in the West African country. Low cost technologies improved yields of sorghum from 25%-77%. Gry Synnevåg and Jens Aune in Agronomy.
Food insecurity is a growing concern in Niger. A Noragric-partnered study tested new methods for producing pearl millet, a staple food crop in the country. The results included less time sowing and weeding, faster maturing crops and increased yields compared to traditional methods.
Agricultural extension programmes often choose model farmers to train other farmers on improved agricultural practices - but critical reflection on who these model farmers are and how they are selected is necessary to avoid misuse of this practice, say Noragric's Selam Hailemichael & Ruth Haug.
Noragric teamed up with Rhodes University in South Africa to assess how income from livestock affects the welfare of communities living near a South African nature reserve. Pål Vedeld & colleagues in Environmental Development.
Community seed banks are good examples of effective implementation of farmers' rights, but have received little attention in scientific literature and policy. Teshome Hunduma Mulesa and colleagues show how this knowledge gap can be filled.
Following the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, Pakistan and the merged Tribal Districts experienced increasing violent conflict. A new COMSATS/Noragric study examines the causes of conflict in the tribal area North Waziristan from the perspective of local communities.
How we use nature reflects the values and rights of individuals, communities and society at large. In a new paper, a diverse group of environmental scientists and practitioners develop a shared strategy on how the multiple ways that nature is evaluated can be addressed together. With Noragric's Erik Gómez-Baggethun.
Guided by key SDGs, NMBU joins forces with many international partners to discuss innovative ways of adapting to climate change for sustainable food security in Africa. NMBU authors include Lars Olav Eik, Bal Ram Singh, Jens Aune, Gry Synnevåg, Ruth Haug, Ola Westengen & Neil Davey.
The late Eirin Hongslo focused her research at NMBU on the use of photographs and maps as scientific evidence. Tor A. Benjaminsen writes from this perspective in a special issue of Landscape Research edited by Synne Movik, Tim Richardson and Benjaminsen in memory of Eirin. He gives three examples of how such images can spawn myths about pastoral mismanagement of the environment.