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.
New study describes the strategies of resistance of an association of peasents and indigenous peoples against a megamining project in the southern Ecuadorian Amazon. Luis Sánchez-Vázquez & Esben Leifsen in the European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
Climate-smart agriculture can improve economic and food security, but its uptake is hampered by gendered constraints. Why is this and what can be done? New study by Meseret Tsige, Gry Synnevåg & Jens B. Aune.
Check out this #1 paper in geography and #3 in social sciences at the time of writing: An investigation of the interfaces between environmental justice and political ecology by Hanne Svarstad & Tor A Benjaminsen.
Current political-economic systems cannot ensure sustainable futures. In a new study, Arild Vatn argues that institutional structures are at the root of this problem and suggests changes that could take societies onto a sustainable development path.
How do various societal actors in Somalia participate in the politics of countering/preventing violent extremism? Linnéa Gelot & Stig Jarle Hansen in a series on African security and militarism in Conflict, Security & Development.
Plant breeding is essential to food production, climate-change adaptation and sustainable development. A new book brings together farmers and plant breeders across a diversity of crops from around the world to provide solutions towards transformation and food security. Edited by Ola Westengen and Tone Winge.
A no-deal Brexit may be the optimum outcome for the EU because it would illustrate the folly of leaving and crystallise the benefits of membership, argues Noragric PhD Fellow Paul Beaumont in New Perspectives
Social Darwinism - 'survival of the fittest' - has been used to justify racism, imperialism and more. In a new study, Connor Cavanagh examines the concept's effect on forest conservation in East Africa, arguing for the need for 'truth & reconciliation' in relation to these issues.
The food systems on which humanity depends face multiple threats in the 21st Century, yet the governance of these systems is under-researched. Siri Eriksen collaborates with the World Bank, CGIAR and several other institutions to propose a comprehensive research agenda for the coming years.