Projects

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RESEARCH PROJECTS
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Title: Research and development project for food security and adapting rural production systems to climate change in Niger (2017 - 2019)
Noragric contact: Jens Aune
Funded by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Norwegian Embassy of Nigeria

Title: Research and capacity building in climate smart agriculture in the Horn of Africa. (2013 – 2018)
Noragric contact: Jens B. Aune
Funded by: NORHED programme, Norad.

Title: Ecology and management of the Sudd Wetland, South Sudan. (2013 - 2018)
Noragric contact: Trygve Berg
Funded by: NORHED programme, Norad.

Title: Sustainable natural resource management for climate change adaptation in the Himalayan region: A collaborative project among Norway, Nepal, Pakistan and Bhutan. (2013 - 2018)
Norargic contact: Bishal Sitaula
Funded by: NORHED programme, Norad.

Title: Scaling Out Legume-based Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) Approaches to Improve Crop Resilience to Drought. (2014 - 2017)
Noragric contact: Jens B. Aune
Funded by: The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Embassy in Malawi.This project is a part of the programme "Capacity building for managing climate change in Malawi" (CABMACC)

Title: Climate change, uncertainty and transformation. (2015 - 2017)
Noragric contact: Lyla Mehta
Funded by: Research Council of Norway (NFR)

Title: Seed Systems and Climate Change: Examining Agrobiodiversity Resilience in the Andes. (2014 - 2017)
Noragric contact: Kristine Skarbø
Funded by: NMBU and The Norwegian Research Council (NFR)

Title: Adaptation of Agriculture and Livestock to Climate Change in Mali (2011 – 2016)
Noragric contact: Jens Aune
Funded by: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Title: Research, education and knowledge transfer promoting entrepreneurship in sustainable use of pastureland/grazing (2012-2016)
Partners: Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade, Serbia; Faculty of Agriculture, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina; Faculty of Agriculture, University of Prishtina, Kosovska Mitrovica-Lesak, Kosovo & Metohija; Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary, University of Prishtina, Kosovo; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia.
Noragric contact person: Dr. Mensur Vegara
Funded by: Programme in Higher Education, Research and Development (HERD) in the Western Balkans


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PHD RESEARCH PROJECTS
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Impacts of Integrated Seed Sector Development: An analysis of food security and climate resilience among smallholder farmers in Ethiopia (2016 - 2020)
PhD candidate: Teshome Hunduma Mulesa
Supervisor: Ola Westengen

Turning Towards a Corporate Food Regime in Tanzania: A Multilevel Study of Drivers, Impacts and Responses (2015 - 2019)
PhD candidate: Mikael Bergius
Supervisors: Tor Arve Benjaminsen and Ola Westengen

Fishing adaptation to climate change in Eastern Malawi: Fish catches, climate change perceptions, adaptation strategies and economic (2014 - 2018)
PhD candidate: Moses Majid Limuwa
Supervisors: Bishal Sitaula, Espen Sjaastad, Trond Storebakken and Gry Synnevåg

Livelihood diversification potentials of climate smart based agriculture and adaptation to climate change in southern Ethiopia (2014 - 2018)
PhD candidate: Yonas Berhanu Jagisso
Supervisors: Jens Aune, Lars Olav Eik, Ayana Angassa, Hawassa UNiversity and Ajebu Nurfeta, Hawassa University

Climate change and agricultural development in Tanzania: actors, strategies, and discourses (2010 - 2013)
PhD candidate: Jennifer West
Supervisors: Ruth Haug and Siri Eriksen

Investigating agricultural practices and local knowledge for Agricultural adaptation to climate changes in Western Balkan (2016)
PhD candidate: Ognjen Zurovec
Supervisor: Bishal Sitaula

The nexus between gender and climate change: vulnerability and adaptation strategies among Pastoral Women of Borena, Ethiopia (2016)
PhD candidate: Abiyot Eliyas Anbacha
Supervisor: Darley Kjosavik and Gufu Oba

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Completed projects:

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Title: Forest and Soil Restoration and Land Use Change Impacts on Carbon Pools an Fluxes in the Himalaya: Research and capacity building in Nepal (2012 - 2014)
Noragric contact: Bishal Sitaula
Funded by: Research Council of Norway

Ecofarm - Sudan
Contact: Dr. Jens Aune
Funded by: DCG

Conservation Agriculture - ARDEP Malawi
Contact: Dr. Jens Aune
Funded by: MFA

Intensification crop production in semi-arid highlands of Ethiopia
Contact: Dr. Jens Aune
Funded by: NORAD

Enhancement of water productivity in smallholder irrigation schemes
Contact: Dr. Lars Olav Eik and Prof. Pål Vedeld

Improvement of cassava production, processing, utilization and marketing for economic growth and improved livelihood in the Eastern zone of Tanzania
Contact: Dr. Lars Olav Eik

Developing nutrition interventions for improved health and productivity in Morogoro and Iringa Regions, Tanzania
Contact: Dr. Lars Olav Eik and Dr. Randi Kaarhus

Integrated Dairy Production systems Mvomero and Njombe Districts
Contact: Dr. Lars Olav Eik

Enhancing livelihoods of dairy goat keepers in Tanzania through an improved breeding programme for disease free multipurpose animals
Contact: Dr. Lars Olav Eik

Title: Optimizing production and utilization of lesser known and lesser utilized indigenous agro-forestry timber species. (2011 - 2015)
Noragric contact: Dr. Siri Eriksen
Funded by: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (EPINAV programme)

Title: A gendered analysis of climate change impacts and adaptation in semi-arid area farming systems and natural resources management. (2011 - 2015)
Noragric contact: Dr. Gry Synnevåg
Funded by: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (EPINAV programme)

Title:The role of mobile phones towards improving coverage of agricultural extension services: a case study of maize value chain. (2011 - 2015)
Noragric contact: Prof. Ruth Haug
Funded by: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (EPINAV programme)

Title
: Up-scaling of pro-poor innovative dairy goat technologies for improved livelihood security and human capacity in selected highland areas (2011 - 2015)
PNoragric contact: Dr. Randi Kaarhus and Prof. Lars Olav Eik
Funded by: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (EPINAV programme)

Title: Increasing market share of locally produced beef through improved cattle husbandry, slaughter operations and meat handling. (2011 - 2015)
Noragric contact: Prof. Lars Olav Eik
Funded by: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (EPINAV programme)

Title: Climate Change, Non-Timber Forest Products and Livelihood of Forest Dependent Communities: Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation in Tanzania
Noragric contact: Dr. Siri Eriksen
Funded by: Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation (CCIAM) programme, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Title: Comparative study of incentive options for forest-based emissionsreduction, biodiversity conservation and livelihood improvement; Case of Kilwa and Lindi Districts (2011 - 2015)
Noragric contact: Dr. Kassim Kulwinda
Funded by: Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation (CCIAM) programme, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Biotechnology in agriculture and aquaculture – effects on intellectual property rights in the food production chain. (2012 - 2015)
Noragric contact: Dr. Trygve berg
Funding: Research Council of Norway

The Politics of Climate Change Adaptation; An Integrative Approach of Development and Climate Change Interventions in Nepal and Mongolia (2011 - 2014) Project description
Noragric contact: Dr. Siri Eriksen, Dr. Andrei Marin and Sigrid Nagoda
Funded by: Research Council of Norway

Solar transitions (2009 – 2013)
Partners: Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo, SUM, SWECO NOrge AS, TERI India, Inter University Centre of Technology, Work and Culture, Austria CAMCO, African Centre for Technology Studies, Integrated Energy Solutions, Norwegian Church Aid.
Noragric Contact: Siri Eriksen
Funded by: Research Council of Norway

PLAN Klimatilpasning i Norge (2007 – 2012)
Partners: Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo, NIBR, met.no, CICERO, FNI, University of Bergen, University of Tromsø
Noragric Contact: Siri Eriksen
Funded by: Research Council of Norway.

Title: Education, Research and Training for Sustainable Management of Natural Resources in Nepal (2007-2012)
Partners: Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu University
Noragric contact
: Prof. Bishal Sitaula
Funded by: SIU/NUFU

Title
: Adaptation to climate change in Mali (2010 - 2012)
Partners:Noragric – Institute d'Economie Rurale,  Drylands Coordination Group
Contact: Dr. Jens Aune
Funded by: DCG

Title: Intensification of cereal crop production in semi-arid highlands of Ethiopia through conservation tillage, micro-fertilising and seed priming: An eco-farm system approach. (2009 - 2012)
Partners: Hawassa University, Ethiopia
Contact: Dr. Jens Aune
Funded by: Royal Norwegian Embassy, Ethiopia

ATREE
Contact: Prof. Bishal Sitaula

Title: Socio-economic concequences of Climate Change in sub-equatorial Africa. (2009 – 2012)
Partners:  Noragric, University of Oslo
Noragric contact: Dr. Trygve Berg
Funded by: Research Council of Norway

Post-war Livelihood and Environmental Studies
Contact: Dr. Trygve Berg

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Completed PhD projects:
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For more information see our PhD disserations page


Agronomic technologies in maize and their adoption and diffusion in semi-arid central Rift Valley Ethiopia: agronomic and economic analyses 
(2016)
PhD candidate; Getachew Sime Feyissa
Supervisor(s):Jens B. Aune / Hussein Mohamed Hawassa University

Conservation agriculture in Malawi (2014)
PhD candidate: Amos Robert Ngwira
Supervisor(s):Jens B. Aune

Biofuels and access to energy in rural livelihoods in East Africa (2013)
PhD candidate: Lars Kåre Grimsby
Supervisor(s):Jens Aune / Fred H. Johnsen

 

From Maize Mono-cropping to Conservation Agriculture: A Multi-perspective Analysis of Smallholder Conservation Agriculture in Southern, Central and Eastern Zambia.  (2012)
PhD candidate: Bridget Bwalya Umar
Supervisor(s):Jens Aune / Fred H. Johsen

Environmental and health impacts of pesticide use in mid-hil watershed of Central Nepal (2013)
PhD candidate: Kishor Atreya
Supervisor(s):Bishal Sitaula / Fred H. Johnsen/ Cassandra Bergstrøm/

Impact of agricultural intensification on biodiversity loss, soil quality and climate gas emission: A comparative study from Nepal and India (2012)
PhD candidate: Nani Raut
Supervisor(s):Bishal Sitaula / Jens Aune

Reversing household food insecurity through conservation agriculture: Socio-economic impact of conservation farming practices among small scale farmers in Zambia
(2012)
PhD candidate:Progress H. Nyanga
Supervisor(s):Fred H. Johnsen/ Jens Aune

Published 20. September 2012 - 14:00 - Updated 9. November 2018 - 12:36