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RESEARCH at NORAGRIC. N. Shanmugaratnam Head of Research. Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Noragric. Main principles of research activities. Interdisciplinary Institutional collaboration with partners in the South, E. Europe and the North

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research at noragric

RESEARCH at NORAGRIC

N. ShanmugaratnamHead of Research

main principles of research activities
Department of International Environment and Development Studies,

Noragric

Main principles of research activities
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Institutional collaboration with partners in the South, E. Europe and the North
  • Linked to capacity building
  • Noragric’s PhD programme –an integral and important component
  • Master’s students’ research
  • Publications: Refereed journals; scientific monographs & anthologies
  • Popularisation; Participation in public debates

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broad thematic areas
Department of International Environment and Development Studies,

Noragric

Broad Thematic Areas

I : Environmental Governance, Resource Rights & Livelihoods (15) 

II: Conflict, Peace & Development (9) 

III: Agricultural Development, Conservation & Environment (8) 

IV: Climate Change and Development: Adaptation & Mitigation (3+) 

V: Globalisation, Trade and Development (1) 

VI: Foreign Aid and Development (1)

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i environmental governance resource rights livelihoods
Department of International Environment and Development Studies,

Noragric

I Environmental Governance, Resource Rights & Livelihoods

Environmental Governance & Protected Areas (ENGOPA). A cluster of three projects and several PhD projects:Title: Protected Areas and Poverty in Africa (PAPIA) – Uganda and Tanzania (2008-2012).Partners: Noragric - Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) - Faculty of Forestry & Nature Conservation, Makerere UniversityNoragric contact:Prof. Paul VedeldTitle: The Political Ecology of Wildlife and Forest Governance in Tanzania.Partners: Noragric - Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) - Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) - Institute of Resource Assessment (IRA), University of Dar-es-Salaam, TanzaniaNoragric contact: Prof. Tor A. BenjaminsenTitle: Conservation of Biodiversity and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in India.Partners: Noragric - Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore, India. Noragric contact: Prof.  B. Sitaula

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phd research
Department of International Environment and Development Studies,

Noragric

--------PhD research:-------

Title: Actors and Discourses: Conflicting claims to the Dukuduku Forest, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa (2007-2011).Contact: Frode Sundnes  Title: Conflicts and Decentralized Forest Management in Ethiopia (2004-2009).Partners: Noragric – Wondo Genet College of Forestry, EthiopiaContact: Abebe Seifu Welde Tsadik.Title: Social-Ecological Changes Affecting the Livelihoods of Fishing Communities in the Current Phase of Globalisation: A case study from Mafia island, Tanzania. (2008 – 2011)Partners: Noragric - University of Dar-es-Salaam, TanzaniaContact: Victoria MoshyTitle: The Effects of Increased Fishing Pressure on the Ecological Resilience of Targeted Groupers (Serranidae) and the Livelihoods of Fishing Families in Mafia island, Tanzania. (2008 – 2011)Partners: Noragric - University of Dar-es-Salaam, TanzaniaContact: Lydia Gaspare

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Noragric

--------PhD research:-------

Title: The Transformation of Waso Boran Pastoral Production – Crisis and Recovery: An assessment of gender roles, land rights and poverty alleviation (2007-2010).Contact: Zeinabu Khalif Title: Social-Environmental History of Ancient Tula Wells in Borana, Southern Ethiopia: 18th-21st Century. (2006 – 2010).Partners:Noragric - University of Hawassa, EthiopiaContact: Waktole Tiki UmaTitle: Can a Combination of Policy Instruments Increase the Effectiveness and Public acceptability of Environmental Policies in Norway. (2008-2011)Partners:Noragric - CiceroContact: Marianne Aasen Title: Perceptions of Landscape Changes Among Stock Farmers in Namaqualand, South Africa (2004-2011).Partners:Noragric - Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), University of Western Cape, South AfricaContact: Eirin Hongslo

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Noragric

--------PhD research:-------

Title: The political ecology of conservation of the mountain Gorilla at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. (2007 – 2011). Partners:Noragric – Makerere University Contact: David Mwesigye Tumusiime

Title: Institutional analysis of transboundary biodiversity management: Protected areas on Mt. Elgon, Uganda and Kenya. (2006 – 2010).Partners:Noragric – Icelandic Forest Research Contact: Jon Geir Petursson

Title: Participatory aspects of Enduimet Wildlife Management Area and Kilimanjaro National Park in villages on the western slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania (2009 - 2012).Partners:Noragric – Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania Contact: Sayuni Mariki

Title: Opportunities and challenges of linking forest conservation and livelihoods in community based forest management: The case of Duru- Haitemba Forest Reserve (2009 - 2012).Partners:Noragric - Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania Contact: Joseph Perfect Mrema

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ii conflict peace development
Department of International Environment and Development Studies,

Noragric

II Conflict, Peace & Development

Title: Post-war Livelihood and Environmental Studies (2008-2012). The NUCOOP project: Southern Sudan.Partners:Noragric - Juba University, Sudan - Upper Nile University, SudanNoragric contact: Dr Trygve Berg

Title: Resettlement of Returnees, Resource Conflicts and Livelihood Building in South Sudan: An assessment of the institutions and their capacities at the local level in Eastern Equatoria (2009-2010).Partners:Noragric - Juba University, SudanNoragric contact: Prof. N. ShanmugaratnamTitle: Origins and survival of maize and sorghum genetic resources in the Sobat corridor of the Upper Nile in the Sudan.Partners:Noragric - Juba University - University of Upper Nile, Sudan  Noragric contact: Dr. Trygve Berg

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Title: In the Shadow of a Conflict: Impacts of Zimbabwe's Land Reform on Rural Poverty and Development in Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia (2007-2010).Partners:Noragric - Institute of Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), University of Western Cape, South AfricaNoragric contact:Prof. Bill DermanTitle: Property, Possession and Conflict in Re/Building Settlement (South Africa component in St Lucia Northern Natal).Partners:Oslo School of Architecture - Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Noragric.Noragric contact: Dr. Knut NustadTitle: Land Rights and Agrarian Change in Rural South Africa.Partners:University of Oslo (Norwegian Centre of Human Rights) and the Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), University of Western Cape, South Africa.Noragric contact: Prof. Bill Derman

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Department of International Environment and Development Studies,

Noragric

--------PhD research:-------

Title: Health Consequences of Civil War in Africa.Partners:Noragric - International Peace Research Institute (PRIO), OsloContact: Christin OrmhaugTitle: The Rise of Political Islam and the Global war on Terror: The case of Somalia (2007-2010).Partners:Noragric - Institute for Security Studies, Nairobi, KenyaContact: Mohamed GuyoTitle: Politics and Property Rights in Arsi East Shewa Zones, Ethiopia.Partners:Noragric - Addis Ababa University, EthiopiaContact: Hussein Jemma Sheymo

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iii agricultural development conservation environment
Department of International Environment and Development Studies,

Noragric

III Agricultural Development, Conservation & Environment

Title: Facilitating the Adoption of Conservation Agriculture by Resource Poor Smallholder Farmers in Malawi (2007-2011).Partners:Noragric - Agriculture Research and Development Program (ARDEP) - Bunda College, MalawiNoragric contact:Prof. Fred H. JohnsenTitle: The ECOFARM project in Mali and Ethiopia.Partners:Noragric - Drylands Coordination Group (DCG)Noragric contact:Dr. Jens Aune

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Department of International Environment and Development Studies,

Noragric

--------PhD research:-------

Title: Impacts of Agricultural Intensification on Socio-economic Conditions and Soil and Water Quality in Kavre District, Nepal (2004-2009).Partners:Noragric – Kathmandu UniversityContact: Bed Mani DahalTitle: Reversing Household Food Insecurity Through Conservation Agriculture: Socio-economic impact of conservation farming in Zambia (2008-2011).Partners:Noragric - University of ZambiaContact: Progress Hanzwida NyangaTitle: Reversing Environmental Degradation Through Conservation Agriculture in Zambia (2008-2011).Partners: Noragric - University of ZambiaContact: Bridget Bwalya Umar

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Department of International Environment and Development Studies,

Noragric

--------PhD research:-------

Title: Environmental and Health Impacts of Pesticide Use in Central Nepal (2007-2011).Partners:Noragric  - University of Kathmandu, NepalContact: Kishor AtreyaTitle: Impact of Agricultural Intensification on Biodiversity Loss, Soil Quality and Climate Gas Emission: A comparative study from Nepal and India (2008-2011).Partners:Noragric - Kathmandu University, NepalContact: Nani RautTitle: Biofuels and access to energy in rural livelihoods in East Africa. Contact:Lars Kåre Grimsby

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iv climate change and development adaptation mitigation
Department of International Environment and Development Studies,

Noragric

IV Climate Change and Development: Adaptation & Mitigation

Title: Biofuels and Rural Livelihoods (2008-2012).Partners:Noragric - Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) - Tanzania Traditional Energy Development and Environment Organisation (TATEDO; NGO), Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaNoragric contact: Dr Jens AuneTitle: REDD – Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation in Tanzania.Partners:Noragric + other departments at UMB - NORAD - International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), UK. - Institute of Development Studies(IDS), Sussex, UKNoragric contact: Prof. Arild Vatn

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Department of International Environment and Development Studies,

Noragric

--------PhD research:-------

Title: Carbon Sequestration Schemes: Effects on Management of Tree Resources and Rural Poverty in Uganda (2004-2009).Partners:Noragric - Makerere University, UgandaContact: Charlotte Nakakaawa

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v globalisation trade and development phd research
Department of International Environment and Development Studies,

Noragric

V Globalisation, Trade and Development--------PhD research:--------

Title: After Doha – Bringing the Rights back In: A strategic choice exploration of prospects for a social clause in the WTO (2006-2010).Contact: Simon Pahle

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vi foreign aid and development phd research
Department of International Environment and Development Studies,

Noragric

VI Foreign Aid and Development--------PhD research:--------

Title: State Formation and the Impact of Foreign aid in Malawi (2008-2011).Partners:Noragric - University of MalawiContact: Øyvind Eggen

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Department of International Environment and Development Studies,

Noragric

Norwegian South Eastern Europe (SEE/WB) Programme in Agriculture: 9 Projects, 17 Partner institutions inAlbania, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro (8 countries)

Partners:

6 UMB Departments + Bioforsk; Forest &  Norwegian Landscape Institute; Norwegian School of Veterinary MedicineNoragric contact: Dr. Mensur Vegara

Title: Sustainable selection programme for salmonid strains of the river Neretva.Title: Novel and local feed components for rainbow trout.Title: Standardization of Technology and Chemical, Physical and Microbiological Quality Characteristics of Autochthonous White Pickled (Travnički) and Hard  (Livanjski) Cheese in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Noragric

Title: Teaching process improvement at faculties of forestry in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Alignment of syllabus and curriculum with faculties of forestry which signed Bologna's declaration.Title: Improving nutritional quality and safety of food and fodder crops in South Eastern Europe.Title: Developing a Joint-Master programme in Agribusiness Economics and Marketing.Title: Reorientation of Academic Education in Agriculture in Southeast Europe - Curriculum Development in Animal Breeding and Animal Husbandry.Title: GIS and remote sensing for mapping and monitoring in forestry and agriculture.Title:Plant Health and Genetic Resources in South East Europe.

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