Noragric teamed up with Rhodes University in South Africa to assess how income from livestock affects the welfare of communities living near a South African nature reserve. Pål Vedeld & colleagues in Environmental Development.
Community seed banks are good examples of effective implementation of farmers' rights, but have received little attention in scientific literature and policy. Teshome Hunduma Mulesa and colleagues show how this knowledge gap can be filled.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.