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.
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.
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.
Arild Vatn examines the role of private actors in environmental governance, and finds the conflict between public goods delivery and private profit motive makes public control difficult. Article in 'Ecological Economics'.
As DRC implements the UN programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD+), Raymond Samndong, Arild Vatn and colleagues assess the causes of deforestation in two of the programme's pilots in the Équateur province.