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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.