Climate is perceived as the most frequent and impactful source of stress in Borana, southern Ethiopia followed by economic stress, according to a new Noragric study by Abiyot Eliyas Anbacha & Darley Kjosavik.
Western treatments for trauma can be useful in non-Western settings but these need to be carefully modified to the context and individual, finds Noragric-based study with Marie Røren, Shai Divon & colleagues.
The idea of desertification in the West African Sahel lives on despite the greening that has taken place since the drought of the 1980s. Tor Arve Benjaminsen and Pierre Hiernaux present a history of the desertification narrative in the West African Sahel, 1900-2018.
The post-Rio+20 context has revitalized a 'green' version of modernization to become the leading approach within international development - namely green modernization, claim Noragric PhD Fellows Mikael Bergius and Jill Tove Buseth. New article in the Journal of Political Ecology.
Based on alternative numerical evidence, the history of poverty in Africa could be radically different from the dominant interpretation today, says economic historian and Noragric professor Morten Jerven.
Climate-smart agriculture is designed with the aim of improving productivity, but does not emphasise the improvement of gender inequalities that are responsible for unequal production relations. Noragric PhD Fellow Meseret Tsige investigates the situation in Ethiopia in a new study in 'Rural Sociology'.
Smallholders play a key role in ecosystem management. A new study by the National Autonomous University of Mexico and Noragric looks at how much importance is placed on ecosystem services by cattle ranchers on the Pacific Coast of Mexico and how this should affect policies. With Erik Gómez-Baggethun.
REDD+ activities in Tanzania have been financially supported mainly by Norway. A large percentage of the funds have been allocated to pilot projects that were implemented by NGOs rather than goverment. Desmond McNeill, Maria Furuly & Arild Vatn assessed the implications of this. Article in 'International Forestry Review'
With the aim of boosting food security and farmers’ livelihoods, several 'new' technologies such as improved crop varieties and specialised agricultural practices were introduced to farmers in the Rift Valley of Ethiopia. New study by Getachew Sime and Jens Aune.
If crops do not successfully adapt to climate change, neither will agriculture and neither will we, say Noragric's Ola Westengen and former Professor Cary Fowler in the new book 'Biodiversity and Climate Change'. Foreword by E.O. Wilson, published by Yale University Press.