Delta flood plains provide critically important benefits to humans including food and recreation. New study assesses changes in the Danube Delta and the impacts of these on humans. ErikGómez-Baggethun & colleagues in 'Ecosystem Services'.
Climate change is already negatively affecting agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. One counter-measure is to switch to better-adapted crop varieties, requiring access to suitable seeds - but how effective is the governance of seed systems to allow for this? New study by Ola Westengen, Ruth Haug and colleagues.
Hans Adam and colleagues examine the intersections between local understandings of climate change and politics, history, culture, livelihoods and policy across a range of scales, from local to national and regional. Special issue of 'Regional Environmental Change'.
The study of economic development in African countries is hindered by a lack of reliable data and statistics, explains Noragric's Morten Jerven in the 2019 edition of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics
Drought-induced changes in pastoral production in Borana, Ethiopia lead to women having increased workloads, decision-making and income-earning opportunities. New Noragric study by Abiyot Anbacha & Darley Kjosavik.
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.
Kirsti Stuvøy and colleagues draw on their fieldwork with displaced people in Somali cities to analyse claims to property and the often violent competition to uphold them. Article in 'Political Geography'.