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The media need to be more critical in reindeer herding issues

The media need to be more critical in reindeer herding issues

Researcher thinks Norwegian journalists are not looking critically enough at what the Government says about sustainable reindeer herding. 

A day on the farm works wonders for people with dementia

A day on the farm works wonders for people with dementia

People with dementia sit still less, are more active socially and physically and are in a better mood on a farm than in a daycare centre.

Working towards peace and food security in Mali

Working towards peace and food security in Mali

Peace process delegation from Mali visit NMBU to get acquainted with the university's innovative work towards combatting insecurity - particularly food shortage - in the country

 LANDSAM collaborates with the OsloBIENNALEN on art in public spaces

LANDSAM collaborates with the OsloBIENNALEN on art in public spaces

OsloBIENNALEN uses a research-based approach to look at how art interacts with public spaces. LANDSAM is associated with the curatorial team through the research group Terrotorialisation and methods in planning (T&MP).

New Master of Science: Landscape Architecture for Global Sustainability

New Master of Science: Landscape Architecture for Global Sustainability

Combining practices from landscape architecture and studies in global development, this programme offers a unique approach to environmental and social challenges across the globe.

Approaches to Evidence-Based Synthesis: A Joanna Briggs Collaboration (JBC) Symposium

Approaches to Evidence-Based Synthesis: A Joanna Briggs Collaboration (JBC) Symposium

Discover NMBU's newly established Centre for Evidence-Based Public Health and learn about the Joanna Briggs approach to qualitative and quantitative systematic reviews. 11 October at Vitenparken. Free event, registration required.

Book launch: Arcadia Updated  - Raising landscape awareness through analytical narratives

Book launch: Arcadia Updated - Raising landscape awareness through analytical narratives

The authors Marius Fiskevold and Anne K. Geelmuyden will present the book Arcadia Updated - Raising landscape awareness through analytical narratives, followed by a comment from Timothy Saunders, associate professor in Languages and English literature at the University College of Volda. The event is open to the public. 

Welcome to the exhibition OUTDOOR MATTERS at the National Museum in Oslo

Welcome to the exhibition OUTDOOR MATTERS at the National Museum in Oslo

It is one hundred years since the landscape architect programme began at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) making Norway the first country in Europe to educate landscape architects and this centennial will be celebrated with the OUTDOOR MATTERS exhibition at the National Museum – Architecture, Oslo.

With heads and hearts into the future

With heads and hearts into the future

New cross-faculty project at NMBU on the potential of digital storytelling as a tool for teaching and learning in today's digital society

2 Noragric professors in intergovernmental nature assessment

2 Noragric professors in intergovernmental nature assessment

How humans value nature and the results of these views has a major impact on biodiversity and ecosystems.

Large NMBU project on seed security

Large NMBU project on seed security

Farmers’ access to seeds is the focus of a new project ‘Access to seeds: From emergencies to seed system development’, led by Ola Westengen and funded by the Research Council of Norway (RCN).

Noragric co-host one of the world's largest conferences in political ecology and green economy

Noragric co-host one of the world's largest conferences in political ecology and green economy

Many of the big names in political ecology attended the POLLEN conference, opened by the Oslo Green Party's Lan Marie N. Berg in June 2018. With over 500 delegates from over 70 countries, the event is one of the largest in its field. 

LANDSAM research group given 'world class' status

LANDSAM research group given 'world class' status

Noragric's 'Rights, Accountability and Power in Development' (RAPID) research group receives top ranking from the Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education.

Adapting crops and livestock to climate change in Mali

Adapting crops and livestock to climate change in Mali

A second phase of a Noragric project focused on improving food security in Mali was recently confirmed by Malian Minister of Foreign Affairs Tiéman Hubert Coulibaly and the Norwegian embassy in Mali.  

LANDSAM Graduation Day 2018

LANDSAM Graduation Day 2018

On 19 June 2018, LANDSAM arranged a joint Graduation Day, a big, eventful day where all of the spring's approximately 170 Bachelor- and Master students at LANDSAM took their oral examinations.

LANDSAM's Siri Eriksen amongst Top 10 most downloaded

LANDSAM's Siri Eriksen amongst Top 10 most downloaded

Top 10 downloaded articles in Taylor & Francis journal Climate & Development includes 2 co-authored by Noragric Professor Siri Eriksen.

Security on the move

Security on the move

After decades of violent conflict, large numbers of Somalis have been displaced and the subsequent migration has contributed to the growth of cities across the country. This NMBU project, led by Durham University in the UK, will investigate links between urbanization and displacement in Somalia. Read more in the project’s first report.

2 NMBU professors selected for UN Climate Panel

2 NMBU professors selected for UN Climate Panel

Noragric's Tor A. Benjaminsen and Siri Eriksen are selected to work on the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s next assessment report. 

 

New blog on the history of Norwegian landscape architecture

New blog on the history of Norwegian landscape architecture

In 2014, the Historical Archive of Norwegian Landscape Architecture opened at NMBU. A new blog will make the archive more accessible to everyone.

Meet the new landscape boss

Meet the new landscape boss

The Department of Landscape Architecture has a new Head. Interview with Tore Edvard Bergaust.

The Dreamers vs The Wall

The Dreamers vs The Wall

Noragric Professor John-Andrew McNeish on life at the US-Mexico border, where he is currently on sabbatical. Latest entry in the Noragric Blog

2 LANDSAM professors selected for UN Climate Panel

2 LANDSAM professors selected for UN Climate Panel

Noragric's Tor A. Benjaminsen and Siri Eriksen are selected to work on the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s next assessment report. 

 

Shai Divon appointed new Head of Department at Noragric

Shai Divon appointed new Head of Department at Noragric

From 1 January, Shai Divon will replace Poul Wisborg as Head of the Department of International Environment and Development Studies.

Workers in terror-hit states: Join a union!

Workers in terror-hit states: Join a union!

Noragric PhD alumna Camilla Houeland on trade unions in Nigeria. Interview in Morgenbladet's 'The Doctor Answers' series.

Political murder in Colombia continues without punishment

Political murder in Colombia continues without punishment

A year ago, the Colombian president was in Oslo to receive the Nobel Peace Prize; the Colombian government promised to protect peasants, indigenous people and afro-descendants. They are not keeping that promise, writes Noragric PhD Fellow Cornelia Helmcke (also published in forskning.no). 

Morten Jerven joins the Young Academy of Norway

Morten Jerven joins the Young Academy of Norway

The Young Academy of Norway has assigned 14 new members. One of them is Morten Jerven, a Professor of Development Studies at Noragric. Congratulations!

Prize for Best Master's Thesis goes to study on terrorism impacts

Prize for Best Master's Thesis goes to study on terrorism impacts

Noragric student Brenda Awuor Jimris-Rekve won the prize for Best Master’s Thesis at NMBU in 2016 for her work on the impact of terrorism on the Kenyan media. 

New collaboration between the meat industry and NMBU

New collaboration between the meat industry and NMBU

Project will explore new opportunities in livestock farming with the climate-friendly production and innovative marketing of over-wintered lamb. 

Better urban planning with Virtual Reality

Better urban planning with Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality can help facilitate more informed discussions between stakeholders in urban planning projects and lead to more transparency – resulting in better and fairer processes, says researcher.

The importance of clean hands and water

The importance of clean hands and water

Promising project engaging communities to improve sanitation and hygiene in Tanzania is adapted for rural India, using NMBU funding.

How do I design robust and reliable research for my PhD thesis within social science?

How do I design robust and reliable research for my PhD thesis within social science?

Noragric offers a course in Qualitative Methods in Development Studies that provides methods and tools for data collection for PhD students.

Noragric in new Horizon 2020 Project: InnovAfrica

Noragric in new Horizon 2020 Project: InnovAfrica

The project aims to improve food security in Africa by integrating ways of increasing productivity for smallholder farms with innovative institutional approaches, including the use of smart phone apps and social media to communicate techniques and information.

 

How to evaluate nature

How to evaluate nature

What are the challenges and solutions to achieving a fair valuation of the benefits of nature for a good quality of life? This is the over-arching theme of a newly published special issue of the journal Ecosystem Services, co-edited by Erik Gómez-Baggethun.

   The Politics of Fear: Russia Decriminalizes Violence against Women

The Politics of Fear: Russia Decriminalizes Violence against Women

Latest entry in the Noragric Blog by Kirsti Stuvøy, Associate Professor and Head of Education at the Faculty of Landscape and Society, NMBU.

Lenaerts & Eriksen: Transformation in governance towards resilient food systems

Lenaerts & Eriksen: Transformation in governance towards resilient food systems

CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Working Paper No. 190 co-authored by Lutgart Lenaerts and Siri Eriksen.
Divon: Negotiating justice - Legal pluralism and gender-based violence in Liberia

Divon: Negotiating justice - Legal pluralism and gender-based violence in Liberia

Article in Third World Quarterly (an NSD 'level 2' journal) by Shai Divon and NUPI's Morten Bøås