Publications archive

Publications archive

Food security in Mali and Sudan

Jens B. Aune and colleagues assess the role of mechanization in dryland farming in Mali and the intensification of groundnut production in Sudan in two new articles.

Hans Nicolai Adam

Uncertainty in Climate Science: Extreme Weather Events in India

Noragric's Hans Adam and colleagues call for recognition of uncertainties in climate science in order to channel resources appropriately, build public trust and improve policy effectiveness. 

Redbreast Tilapia (Tilapia rendalli)

Can fish farming sustainably support livelihoods in Lake Malawi?

Noragric PhD Fellow Moses Limuwa, Wales Singini & Trond Storebakken in 'Sustainability'.

Somalia: A Political Economy Analysis

Somalia: A Political Economy Analysis

Report by Christian Webersik, Stig Jarle Hansen & Adam Egal, commissioned by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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.

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

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