Publications archive

The underlying causes of violent conflict in tribal areas of Pakistan

The underlying causes of violent conflict in tribal areas of Pakistan

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.

 

Use your power for good: plural valuation of nature

Use your power for good: plural valuation of nature

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.

Climate impacts on agricultural and natural resource sustainability in Africa

Climate impacts on agricultural and natural resource sustainability in Africa

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.

Gentrifying the African landscape

Gentrifying the African landscape

A new NMBU/NTNU study examines the consequences of the rise of non-state conservation landscapes in Kenya’s Maasai Mara region. By Connor Cavanagh, Teklehaymanot Weldemichel & Tor A. Benjaminsen.

Depicting decline: images and myths in environmental discourse analysis

Depicting decline: images and myths in environmental discourse analysis

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.

Extending the fresh meat season in Norway

Extending the fresh meat season in Norway

The availability of fresh lamb meat is strongly seasonal in Norway. The slaughter of older sheep (hoggets) might extend the availability of fresh sheep meat and reduce the glut of surplus lamb meat in the autumn - but would you eat it? New study with Lars Olav Eik.

Mozambique on the move

Mozambique on the move

Taking a fresh look at Mozambique, this book probes the political and sociocultural diversity of the country within the broader context of the global dimensions of economic and political powers. Contributors include Noragric professor Randi Kaarhus.

Assessing socio-ecological resilience in cities

Assessing socio-ecological resilience in cities

Take a look at a new book on urban resilience, including a chapter on socio-ecological resilience in cities co-written by Noragric professor Erik Gómez-Baggethun.

Livestock income and household welfare for communities near a South African nature reserve

Livestock income and household welfare for communities near a South African nature reserve

New study examines the contribution of livestock income to the welfare of livestock-owning households near the Great Fish River Nature Reserve in South Africa. With Noragric Professor Pål Vedeld.

Agricultural carbon finance in western Kenya

Agricultural carbon finance in western Kenya

Using the case of a high-profile agricultural carbon finance initiative in Kenya, a new study shows why socio-environmental justice matters in landscape-scale climate mitigation. Connor Cavanagh, Pål Vedeld, Jón Pétursson & Anthony K. Chemarum in the Journal of Peasant Studies.

More is more: Scaling political ecology within limits to growth

More is more: Scaling political ecology within limits to growth

Erik Gómez-Baggethun responds to Paul Robbins' discussions on degrowth and modernism as two competing political concepts. 

Against the grain?

Against the grain?

Why do some countries implement restrictive access to plant genetic resources that sustain food security? New Noragric study by Teshome Mulesa & Ola Westengen looks at the case in Ethiopia.

Can climate interventions open up space for transformation?

Can climate interventions open up space for transformation?

A new study with NMBU's Siri Eriksen & Ingvild Vetrhus examines the case of climate-smart agriculture in Uganda. 

The gendered nature of security in El Salvador

The gendered nature of security in El Salvador

How has militarized masculinity hindered the implementation of democratic policing in El Salvador? Erika Rojas Ospina in the Journal of Human Security. 

Green economy, degradation narratives and land-use conflicts in Tanzania

Green economy, degradation narratives and land-use conflicts in Tanzania

While land-use conflicts in Africa are often thought to be due to natural resource scarcity and environmental degradation resulting from population growth, a new Noragric co-authored study demonstrates how degradation narratives may themselves be a key driver of conflicts in Tanzania. Mikael Bergius, Tor A. Benjaminsen & colleagues in World Development.