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Dissertations published under the NMBU/Noragric PhD programme in international Environment and Development Studies. For a copy of the dissertation, please check our institutional archive Brage, contact noragric@nmbu.no or the candidate.

PhD Dissertations

2019

 

Joseph Perfect Mrema
Governance and Participatory Forest Management in Tanzania

Mary Gorret Nantongo
A comparative analysis of the processes, costs and impacts of REDD+. Findings from pilot projects in Brazil and Tanzania

Kathrine Ivsett Johnsen
Conflicting knowledges, competing worldviews: Norwegian governance of Sámi reindeer husbandry in West Finnmark, Norway (Full text)

Moses Majid Limuwa
Governance and Participatory Forest Management in Tanzania

2018

Yeshtila Wondemeneh Bekele
Poverty and governance in post-1991 Ethiopia – a political-economy study

Mohamed Husein Gaas
Order in Chaos: Understanding Governance in Somalia (full text in brage)

Grete Benjaminsen
A Global Agenda Meets Local Practices: An Ethnographic Study of the Introduction of REDD+ in Zanzibar

Ognjen Zurovec
Agriculture, livelihoods and climate change in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Impacts, vulnerability and adaptation

2017

Raymond Achu Samndong
Governing the jungle: REDD+ and Forest governance in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an analysis of drivers, tenure, gender and participation

Camilla Houeland
Punching above their weight - Nigerian trade unions in the political economy of oil

Marit Heller
Economic incentives in household waste management; just a waste? A relational approach to agents and structures in household waste sorting.

Helene Lie
Inclusive Value Chain Development: Applying Systems Thinking and Participatory Modeling to Dairy Value Chain Analyses in Nicaragua and Tanzania

Marianne Aasen
The public and its climate problems - Norwegians’ attitudes toward climate change and policies

Jennifer West
Agricultural investments for development in Tanzania: reconciling actors, strategies and logics? Full text thesis in Brage

Kaja Borchgrevink
With Faith in Development: Islamic Charity as Development in Practice? Perspectives from Pakistan and the Pakistani Diaspora

Connor Cavanagh
Plague of bureaucracies: Producing and territorializing differences in Eastern Africa, 1888 - 1940

Leif Tore Trædal
How not to cut down a tree: A comparative study of forest policies, livelihoods and land use in Vietnam

2016

Victoria Hippolite Moshy
The effects of social-ecological changes on the  livelihoods of fishing communities in Mafia Island, Tanzania

Kjersti Thorkildsen
Contesting Conservation and Development: Quilombolas struggling for rights and resources in the Ribeira Valley, Brazil

Sigrid Nagoda
Reproducing Vulnerability Through Climate Change Adaptation? Policy Processes, Local Power Relations and Food Insecurity in North-Western Nepal

Getachew Sime Feyissa
Agronomic technologies in maize and their adoption and diffusion in semi-arid central Rift Valley Ethiopia: agronomic and economic analyses

Abda Khalid
Exploring Gendered Dimensions of Ownership, Access and Use of Land - Based Resources in Post Crisis Swat, Pakistan

Lydia Gaspare Kanyairita
Linking ecological and social elements to sustain coral reef fisheries: A case of groupers [Epinephelidae] in Mafia Island, Tanzania

2015


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2012

2011

2010

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2007

2006

2005

2002: Ingrid Nyborg   Full text thesis online in Brage
1999: Udaya Sekhar Nagothu

 

 

2019

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Abiyot Eliyas Anbacha
Gendered living and responding to pastoral stressors in Borana, southern Ethiopia.
Abstract

Published papers from the dissertation:

Joseph Perfect Mrema
Governance and Participatory Forest Management in Tanzania
Abstract

Published papers from the disseration:

Mary Gorret Nantongo
A comparative analysis of the processes, costs and impacts of REDD+. Findings from pilot projects in Brazil and Tanzania
Abstract

Published papers from the dissertation:

  • All that glitters is not gold. Power and participation in processes and structures of implementing REDD+ in Kondoa, Tanzania. Forest Policy and Economics, 100: 44-54
  • Legitimacy of local REDD+ processes. A comparative analysis of pilot projects in Brazil and Tanzania. Environmental Science and Policy, 78: 81-88
  • Transaction Costs for establishing REDD+. Ecological Economics, 156: 1-11

 

Kathrine Ivsett Johnsen
Conflicting knowledges, competing worldviews: Norwegian governance of Sámi reindeer husbandry in West Finnmark, Norway
Abstract

Full text thesis

Moses Majid Limuwa
Governance and Participatory Forest Management in Tanzania
Abstract

Published papers from the disseration:

 

2018

Yeshtila Wondmeneh Bekele
Poverty and governance in post-1991 Ethiopia – a political-economy study
Abstract

Published papers from the dissertation:

Mohamed Husein Gaas
Order in Chaos: Understanding Governance in Somalia
Abstract

Published papers from the disseration:


Grete Benjaminsen
A Global Agenda Meets Local Practices: An Ethnographic Study of the Introduction of REDD+ in Zanzibar
Abstract

Published papers from the dissertation:

Ognjen Zurovec
Agriculture, livelihoods and climate change in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Impacts, vulnerability and adaptation
Abstract

Published papers from the dissertation:

 

2017

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Raymond Achu Samndong
Governing the jungle: REDD+ and Forest governance in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an analysis of drivers, tenure, gender and participation
Abstract

Published Papers from the dissertation

Camilla Houeland
Punching above their weight - Nigerian trade unions in the political economy of oil
Abstract

Published papers from the dissertation:

 

Marit Heller
Economic incentives in household waste management; just a waste? A relational approach to agents and structures in household waste sorting.
Abstract

Published papers from the disssertation:

 

Helene Lie
Inclusive Value Chain Development: Applying Systems Thinking and Participatory Modeling to Dairy Value Chain Analyses in Nicaragua and Tanzania
Abstract

Published papers from the dissertation:

Marianne Aasen
The public and its climate problems - Norwegians’ attitudes toward climate change and policies
Abstract

Published papers from the dissertation:

 

Jennifer West
Agricultural investments for development in Tanzania: reconciling actors, strategies and logics?
Full text thesis in BRAGE
Abstract

Published papers from the dissertation:

  • Polarized narratives and complex realities in Tanzania’s Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor. Development in Practice 27(4).
  • The vulnerability and resilience of ‘inclusive’ agro-investments in Tanzania”. Revised and re-submitted to Journal of Eastern African Studies
  • Can linking small- and large-scale farmers enhance adaptive capacity? Evidence from Tanzania’s Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor”. In: Inderberg, T.H., Eriksen, S., O’Brien, K. and L. Sygna (eds). Climate Change Adaptation and Development: Transforming Paradigms and Practices. New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-1-138-02598-1
  • National and local perspectives on adaptation strategies in Tanzania's agricultural sector”. In: Kulindwa, K. A., Silayo, D., Zahabu, E., Lokina, R., Hella, J., Hepelwa, A., Shirima, D., Macrice, S,. and S. Kalonga (eds). Lessons and Implications for REDD+: Implementation Experiences from Tanzania. CCIAM- SUA, Morogoro, Tanzania: E&D Vision Publishing Ltd. ISBN: 978-9987-735-53-2. Chapter 3, pp 41 – 64.

 

Kaja Borchgrevink
With Faith in Development: Islamic Charity as Development in Practice? Perspectives from Pakistan and the Pakistani Diaspora
Abstract

Published papers from the dissertation

Connor J. Cavanagh
Plague of bureaucracies: Producing and territorializing differences in Eastern Africa, 1888 - 1940
Abstract

Publications in Cristin

 

Leif Tore Trædal
How not to cut down a tree: A comparative study of forest policies, livelihoods and land use in Vietnam
Abstract

Published papers from the dissertation:

 

2016

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Victoria Hippolite Moshy
The effects of social-ecological changes on the  livelihoods of fishing communities in Mafia Island, Tanzania
Abstract

Published articles from the dissertation:

Kjersti Thorkildsen
Contesting Conservation and Development: Quilombolas struggling for rights and resources in the Ribeira Valley, Brazil
Abstract

Published articles from the dissertation

 

Sigrid Nagoda
Reproducing Vulnerability Through Climate Change Adaptation? Policy Processes, Local Power Relations and Food Insecurity in North-Western Nepal.
Abstract

Published articles from the disseration

  • The role of local power relations in the vulnerability of households to climate change in Humla, Nepal'. In Inderberg, T.H., Eriksen, S.H., O’Brien, K.O. and Sygna L. (eds), Climate change adaptation and development: Changing paradigms and practices. London: Routledge, pp. 200-218.

 

Getachew Sime Feyissa
Agronomic technologies in maize and their adoption and diffusion in semi-arid central Rift Valley Ethiopia: agronomic and economic analyses.
Abstract

Published articles from the dissertation

 

Abda Khalid
Exploring Gendered Dimensions of Ownership, Access and Use of Land - Based Resources in Post Crisis Swat, Pakistan
Abstract

Published articles in the dissertation

  • Whose property whose authority? Gendering the legal and customary practices in ownership and access to land: A case of Swat, Pakistan". Journal of Rural Studies  volume 41, Page 47-58

 

Lydia Gaspare Kanyairita
Linking ecological and social elements to sustain coral reef fisheries: A case of groupers [Epinephelidae] in Mafia Island, Tanzania
Abstract

Published articles in the dissertation:

  • Temporal and spatial trends in size, biomass and abundance of groupers (Epinephelinae) in Mafia Island Marine Park: Fishers’ perceptions and underwater visual census surveys. Fisheries Management and Ecology, 2015, 22, 337–348
  • Reproductive biology and fishery-related characteristics of the Malabar Grouper (Epinephelus malabaricus) caught in the coastal waters of Mafia Island, Tanzania. Journal of Marine Biology, 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/786589
  • Complementarity of fishers’ traditional ecological knowledge and conventional science: Contributions to the management of grouper (Epinephelinae) fisheries around Mafia Island, Tanzania. Ocean & Coastal Management, 114 (2015), 88-101.

2015

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Noor Elahi (2015)
Development in Crisis: Livelihoods and Social Complexities in Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Abstract

Published articles in the dissertation:

  • Participatory Development Practices: A Critical Analysis of Gender Empowerment and Development in pre- and post-crisis Swat, Pakistan Forum for Development Studies, 42(2), 333 – 356.

Hans Adam (2015)
Development in a changing climate: Local impacts of India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in Attappady, Kerala
Abstract

Published articles in the dissertation:

  • Mainstreaming adaptation in India – the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act and climate change

Shai Divon (2015)
Exceptional Rules: U.S. Assistance Policy in Africa
Abstract

Marianne Karlsson (2015)
Changing seascapes: local adaptation processes in Belizian fishing communities
Abstract

Published articles in the dissertation:

  • Local collective action: Adaptation to coastal erosion in the Monkey River Village, Belize
  • What we have lost and cannot become: societal outcomes of coastal erosion in southern Belize (open access)

Sayuni Mariki Bildad (2015)
Communities and conservation in West Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: Participation, costs and benefits
Abstract

Published articles in the dissertation:
Elephants over the Cliff: Explaining wildlife killings in Tanzania
Conservation with a human face? Comparing local participation and benefit sharing from a national park and a state forest plantation in Tanzania

2014:
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Christin M. Ormhaug (2014)
Effects of civil war on maternal and child health care in sub-Saharan Africa.
Full text thesis on-line
Abstract

Jason T. Miklian (2014)
Mining, Displacement and Conflict in Maoist India.
Abstract 


Amos Robert Ngwira (2014)
Conservation agriculture systems for smallholder farmers in Malawi: An analysis of agronomic and economic benefits and constraints to adoption.
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2013:
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Lars Kåre Grimsby (2013)
Bioenergy back to basics: Exploring multiple technologies across the divide between traditional and modern energy.
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Sunetro Ghosal (2013)
Intimate beasts: Exploring relationships between humans and large carnivores in western India.
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Kashif Saeed Khan (2013)
Conflict, livelihoods and local perspectives of peace building in post-9/11 north-western Pakistan.
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Frode Sundnes (2013)
Claiming Land, Nature and History: Land Restitution and Nature Conservation at the Dukuduku Forest, South Africa.
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Kishor Atreya (2013)
Pesticide use in Nepal: Health effects and economic costs for farmers in the central mid-hills
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Hege Wallevik (2013)
The complexity of generalisation: A phenomenological approach to economic affairs among women in Zanzibar Town
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2012:
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Progress Hanzwida Nyanga (2012)
Conservation agriculture among smallholder farmers in Zambia: Attitudes and socio-economic impacts
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Nani Raut (2012)
Agricultural intensification processes and greenhouse gas emissions from soils: A study from Nepal and India.
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Bridget Bwalya Umar (2012)
From Maize Mono-cropping to Conservation Agriculture: A Multi-perspective Analysis of Smallholder Conservation Agriculture in Southern, Central and Eastern Zambia.
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David Mwesigye Tumusiime (2012)
Protected areas and people in Uganda: Costs, benefits, livelihoods and narratives around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
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2011
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Eirin Hongslo (2011)
Knowing the landscape: Science, people and power relations in Namaqualand, South Africa.
Å kjenne landskapet: Vitenskap, folk og maktrelasjoner i Namaqualand, Sør-Afrika.
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Published articles in the dissertation:An ecology of difference: fence-line contrast photographs as scientific models in ecology. Journal of Political Ecology 22: 339-356.

Øyvind Eggen (2011)
Dissonance in Development. Foreign aid and state formation in Malawi.
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Jón Geir Pétursson (2011)
Institutions and Transboundary Protected Area Management: The Case of Mt. Elgon, Kenya.
Abstract

Charlotte Nakakaawa (2011)
Potentials, Policies, and Projects on carbon sequestration at national, local and household levels in Uganda.
Abstract

Simon Pahle (2011)
Bringing the Workers' Rights Back In? The Discourses and Politics of fortifying Core Labour Standards through a Labour-Trade Linkage.
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Hussein Jemma Sheymo (2011)
Politics and Property Rights Regimes in Land in Arsi Negele and Hetossa, South-Central Oromia, Ethiopia: Late 1880s-2006.
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2010:
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Bed Mani Dahal (2010)
Agricultural Intensification in a mid-hill watershed of Nepal: socio-economic and environmental implications.
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Zeinabu Kabale Khalif (2010)
The Waso Borana: Transformation of Pastoral Production and Strategies of Poverty Alleviation.
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Mohamed Ali Guyo (2010)
The shifting sands of the Horn of Africa politics: Evolution and securitization of Islamism in Somalia.
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Waktole Tiki Uma (2010)
The Dynamics of the Ancient Tula Wells Cultural Landscape: Environmental and Social History, ca. 1560 to the Present.
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2009:
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Jawad Ali (2009)
Deforestation in the Himalayas: Mainstream views, institutional failure and ‘alternative systems’. A case study from Northern Pakistan.
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Hanne Haaland (2009)
Narrating history, negotiating rights. A discussion of knowledge, land rights and matters of identity in Madjadjane, Mozambique.
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2008:
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Ayele Tessema Jufare (2008)
Livelihood Adaptation, Risks and Vulnerability in Rural Wolaita, Ethiopia.
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Boku Tache (2008)
Pastoralism under Stress: Resources, Institutions and Poverty among the Borana Oromo in Southern Ethiopia.
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Hassan G. Roba (2008)
Global goals, local actions: A framework for integrating indigenous knowledge and ecological methods for rangeland assessment and monitoring in northern Kenya.
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2007:
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Ayana Angassa Abdeta (2007)
'The Dynamics of Savanna Ecosystems and Management in Borana, Southern Ethiopia'.
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Deepak Kumar Rijal (2007)
'On-farm Conservation and Use of Local Crop Diversity: Adaptations of taro (Colocasia esculenta) and rice (Oryza sativa) diversity to varying ecosystems of Nepal'. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Thesis 2007:xx. Dept Environment and Development Studies (Noragric)/Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway. ISBN 978-82-575-0752-7 ISSN 1503-1667.
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2006:
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Bahadar Nawab (2006)
'Ecological, socio-cultural and institutional challenges in the provision of safe water and improved sanitation in NWFP, Pakistan'
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Thesis 2006:18. Dept Environment and Development Studies (Noragric)/Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway. ISSN: 1503-1667; ISBN: 82-575-0720-2. 
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Poul Wisborg (2006)
'It is our land': Human rights and land tenure reform in Namaqualand, South Africa. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Thesis 2006:10. Noragric/Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway. ISSN: 1503-1667; ISBN: 82-575-0654-0. 
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Bayush Tsegaye (2006)
Incentives for on-farm conservation in a center of diversity: a case study of durum wheat (Triticum turgidum L.) landraces from East Shewa, Central Ethiopia. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Noragric/Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway. ISBN 82-575-0679-6; ISSN 1503-1667.
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2005:
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Dismas Mwaseba (2005)
Impact of Agricultural Research: A Study of On-Farm Development Effects of Agricultural Research in Southern Highlands and Eastern Zones of Tanzania. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Thesis 2005:8. Noragric/Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway. ISSN: 1503-1667; ISBN: 82-575-0654-0.
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Darley Jose Kjosavik (2005)
In the Intersection of Class and Indigeneity: The Political Economy of Indigenous People's Development in Kerala, India. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Thesis 2005:7. Noragric/Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway. ISSN: 1503-1667; ISBN: 82-575-0654-0.
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Cassandra Bergstrøm (2005)
Claiming reindeer in Norway: towards a theory of the dynamics of propertyregime formation and change. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Thesis 2005:6. Noragric/Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway.  ISSN: 1503-1667; ISBN: 82-575-0654-0.
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Balesh Tulema Bune
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Balesh Tulema Bune (2005)
Integrated Plant Nutritient Management in Crop Production in the Central Ethiopian Highlands. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Thesis 2005:5. Noragric/Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway. ISSN: 1503-1667; ISBN: 82-575-0653-2.
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2002:
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Ingrid Nyborg (2002)
Yours Today, Mine Tomorrow? A Study of Women and Men’s Negotiations Over Resources in Baltistan, Pakistan. Noragric PhD Dissertation No. 1. Noragric/NLH, Ås, Norway. ISSN: 1503-2078; ISSN: 0802-3220; ISBN: 82-575-0510-2.
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1999:
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Udaya Sekhar Nagothu (1999)
Utilization and Conservation of Natural Resources in the Semi-Arid Region of Rajasthan, India: Mainstream views and local realities. Doctor Scientarium thesis 1999:18. ISSN 0802-3220.
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