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The 30 most frequently used words in the responses from managers and researchers in a survey of priorities in protected area research.

Priorities for protected area research

Study in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) journal PARKS with Noragric professor Pål Vedeld. 

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Why do pastoralists in Mali join jihadist groups? A political ecological explanation

Tor Arve Benjaminsen & Boubacar Ba in the Journal of Peasant Studies. 

Attappady Hills, south India

Climate change adaptation in the Western Ghats

Adaptation strategies are ill-attuned to the complex situation in Attappady in south India, finds new Noragric study by Hans Adam, Darley Kjosavik & Nadarajah Shanmugaratnam.

Hieronymus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights (ca. 1490).

Mentalities of greening, governing, and getting rich

Leonardo DiCaprio’s documentary ‘Before the Flood’ is fascinating not because of what it ‘says’ – and it doesn’t, in the last analysis, say much at all about environmental change that we don’t already know – but because of exactly what it leaves unsaid. Connor Cavangh in the Noragric Blog. 

Rice farming in East Africa

Tanzanian government should invest in irrigation infrastructure development

Paddy yields are higher in semi-improved irrigation schemes compared to traditional irrigation schemes in Tanzania, report Pål Vedeld and colleagues at SUA in a new paper in the Journal of Agricultural Studies. 

Dairy farm in  Matiguás, Nicaragua

Policy options for dairy value chain development in Nicaragua

Noragric PhD alumna Helene Lie in the journal 'Agricultural Systems'

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Chinese state capitalism in the contemporary food regime

Noragric postdoc Paul Belesky & University of Queensland's Geoffrey Lawrence in the Journal of Peasant Studies

Spice farm, Zanzibar

REDD+ and socially embedded forest practices in Zanzibar

Noragric's Grete Benjaminsen and Randi Kaarhus argue that a REDD+ initiative in Zanzibar undermines local norms including those that serve to protect forests. Article in 'Geoforum'. 

Looking up through the trees

Green Faith?

Katharina Glaab & Doris Fuchs on the role of faith-based actors in global sustainable development. 

New Mechanisms of Participation in Extractive Governance

New book on the effects of the worldwide expansion of the extractive industries.

How does this rapid expansion affect sensitive natural environments populated by indigenous and other marginalized populations? What are the mechanisms for participating in extractive governance? Co-editor/author Esben Leifsen and co-author John-Andrew McNeish.

UN Map of the Kondoa District, Tanzania

REDD og norsk klimakolonialisme i Tanzania

Den norske REDD-satsingen i Tanzania er en form for klimakolonialisme hvor kostnadene skyves over på folk lokalt, mener Tor Arve Benjaminsen & Hanne Svarstad. Artikkel i Internasjonal Politikk. 

Earth in our hands

Environmental Governance – From Public to Private?

Arild Vatn examines the role of private actors in environmental governance, and finds the conflict between public goods delivery and private profit motive makes public control difficult. Article in 'Ecological Economics'.

The Role of Religion in Struggles for Global Justice - Faith in justice?

The Role of Religion in Struggles for Global Justice

New book examining the roles religious communities and organizations play in struggles for global justice. Co-edited and co-authored by Noragric's Katharina Glaab. 

Via Campesina is a transnational peasant movement for food sovereignty.

Power and Strategies of Resistance

Read about human resistance to power in the latest entry in the Noragric Blog by Shai Divon.

Depths of forest, DRC

What causes deforestation in the Democratic Republic of Congo?

As DRC implements the UN programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD+), Raymond Samndong, Arild Vatn and colleagues assess the causes of deforestation in two of the programme's pilots in the Équateur province. 

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