Research Projects

Ongoing research projects

Drivers and feedbacks of changes in artic terrestrial Biodiversity (Charter)
Noragric contact: Andrei Marin
Funded by: EU, H2020

Riverine rights: Exploring the Currents and Consequences of Legal Innovations on the Rights of Rivers.
Noragric contact: John McNeish
Funded By: Research council of Norway

Green curses and Violent Conflicts: The Security Implications of Renewable Sector Development in Africa
Noragric contact: John McNeish
Funded by: Research council of Norway

PhD Projects

Compensating forest lost: A political ecology of afforestation projects in tribal India
PhD fellow: Eva Davidsdottir
Duration: 2016 - 2021

Reassembling the Resource Frontier - A study of coexistence and colonialism in the Southern Ecuadorian mining sector
PhD fellow: Gard Vangsnes
Duration: 2019 - 2022

Recharging for Tomorrow: An Ethnography of Lithium and its Role in Creating ‘the Future’ in Zimbabwe and Norway
PhD fellow: Anna-Sophie Hobi
Duration: 2020 - 2023


Completed projects

Defending territory against the large dam project ‘El Quimbo’ in Huila, Colombia
PhD Fellow: Cornelia Helmcke
Duration: 2016 -2020

Extracting Justice? Exploring the role of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC), consultations and compensation payments related to socio-environmental conflicts in Latin America (2014-2017)
Noragric contact: Dr. Esben Leifsen
Funded by: Research Council of Norway

Nigerian Trade Union’s: Navigating the political economy of oil 
PhD Fellow: Camilla Houeland
Funding: NMBU
Duration: 2011 - 2016
Main supervisor: John Andrew McNeish

Implementing REDD in Zanzibar Forests: An investigation of process, actors and discourses.
PhD Fellow: Grete Benjaminsen
Funding: NMBU
Duration: 2010 - 2016

PhD project: Between conservation and development: Traditional communities' struggle for access to natural resources in the Ribeira Valley, Brazil
PhD Fellow: Kjersti Thorkildsen 
Funding: NMBU 
Duration: 2009 - 2016

Flows and Practices: The Politics of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in Africa (2011 - 2014)
Partners: Noragric; Institute of Development Studies (IDS); Wageningen University, Netherlands; International Water Management Institute, South Africa; University of Zimbabwe; Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania.
Noragric contact: Dr. Lyla Mehta
Funded by: Research Council of Norway

Contested Powers: Towards a Political Anthropology of Energy in Latin America (2010-2012)
Partners: NUPI; NIBR; CMI; UiB; Centre for Postgraduate Studies of Development and the Environment, CIDES/UMSA Bolivia; Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Study (IVIC); Institute for the Study of Society, Population and Nature in Brasilia; Faculty of Latin American Social Sciences (FLACSO) Guatemala; University of Aberdeen.
Project Leader: Prof. John Andrew McNeish
Funded by: Research Council of Norway, Latin America Programme

Rights, power and civic action: Comparative analyses of human rights-based approaches and civic struggle in development contexts. (2011)
Partners: Noragric; University of Oslo (Norwegian Centre of Human Rights).
Noragric contact: Prof. Bill Derman
Funded by: NFR

Developing nutrition interventions for improved health and productivity (2013)
Partners: Noragric; Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania
Noragric Contact: Prof. Randi Kaarhus
Funded by: MFA Pantil Programme

Farmer empowerment (2013)
Partners: Noragric; Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania
Noragric Contact: Prof. Randi Kaarhus
Funded by: MFA Pantil Programme

Large land deals in Africa: Gendered processes of tenure security, resource capture and collective actions (2010 - 2012)
Partners: International Food Policy Research Institute
Noragric contact: Dr. Poul Wisborg
Funded by: Research Council of Norway

In the shadow of a conflict: Impacts of Zimbabwe’s land reform on rural poverty and development in Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia (2007 - 2012)
Partners: Noragric; Institute of Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS); University of Western Cape, South Africa
Project leader: Prof. Bill Derman
Others involved at Noragric: Randi Kaarhus, Poul Wisborg and Espen Sjaastad
Funding: NFR

Published 18. September 2012 - 15:00 - Updated 24. May 2022 - 12:01