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Peter Andersen

Head of Department, Head of Department
  • E-mailPeter.Andersen@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 30 63+47 920 91 943
  • Visitor Address
    Fosswinckels gate 6, 7. floor
    Bergen
    Room 
    722
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7802
    5020 Bergen

Agriculture, nutrition and environment

 

South Asia, Africa, Europe

 

GEO 131 environment and development

GEO 281 environmental management and planning

GEO 282 cultural landscape studies

GEO 310 Academic writing

GEO 326 Geographical perspectives on food

Academic article
  • 2019. The human cost of global warming: Deadly landslides and their triggers (1995?2014). Science of the Total Environment. 673-684.
  • 2018. Traditional agriculture in transition: examining the impacts of agricultural modernization on smallholder farming in Ghana under the ned Green Revolution. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology. 11-24.
  • 2018. Contested commons: Agricultural modernization, tenure ambiguitues and intra-familial land grabbing in Ghana. Land Use Policy. 215-224.
  • 2017. Multiple stressors, food system vulnerability and food insecurity in Humla, Nepal. Regional Environmental Change. 1493-1504.
  • 2017. Aid or abyss? Food assistance programs (FAPs), food security and livelihoods in Humla, Nepal. Food Security. 227-238.
  • 2016. Rural livelihood diversification and household well-being: Insights from Humla, Nepal. Journal of Rural Studies. 239-249.
  • 2016. From jhum to broom: Agricultural land-use change and food security implications on the Meghalaya Plateau, India. Ambio. 63-77.
  • 2016. Fatal landslides in Europe. Landslides. Journal of the International Consortium on Landslides. 11 pages.
  • 2016. Effect of Variety and Practice of Cultivation on Yield of Spring Maize in Terai of Nepal. Agrotechnology.
  • 2015. The social context of severe child malnutrition: A qualitative household case study from a rural area of the Democratic Republic of Congo. International Journal for Equity in Health.
  • 2014. Seasonal and spatial factors related to longitudinal patterns of child growth in Bwamanda, DR Congo . Earth Perspectives.
  • 2013. Response of rangeland vegetation to snow cover dynamics in Nepal Trans Himalaya. Climatic Change. 149-162.
  • 2012. Challenges for under-utilized crops illustrated by ricebean (Vigna umbellata) in India and Nepal. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability. 164-174.
  • 2011. Monitoring snow cover variability in an agropastoral area in the Trans Himalayan region of Nepal using MODIS data with improved cloud removal methodology. Remote Sensing of Environment. 1234-1246.
  • 2010. Assessing rangeland degradation using multi temporal satellite images and grazing pressure surface model in Upper Mustang, Trans Himalaya, Nepal. Remote Sensing of Environment. 1845-1855.
  • 2007. A review of micronutrient problems in the cultivated soil of Nepal - An issue with implications for agriculture and human health. Mountain Research and Development Journal. 331-335.
  • 2004. Frankenfood or good stuff? Micronutrient rich staple crops for Asia. Geografi i Bergen. 10 pages.
Report
  • 2010. Nutritional problems among women of reproductive age in rural populations in hill areas in India and Nepal and how they can be reduced by increased intake of Ricebean. .
  • 2009. Food Security through Ricebean Research in India and Nepal (FOSRIN). Report 5.1 Ricebean food preparation and diets. .
  • 2009. Food Security through Ricebean Research in India and Nepal (FOSRIN). Report 3. Nutritional qualities of ricebean. .
  • 2003. Micronutrient strategies for marginal areas. 256. 256. .
Popular scientific lecture
  • 2018. Zimbabwe - jord og diamanter.
  • 2016. Pulses eller tørre belgfrukter.
  • 2011. Monitoring rangeland dynamics using time series satellite images in Trans Himalaya, Nepal.
  • 2011. Kjøtt eller ikke - fra globale til lokale perspektiver.
  • 2011. Food crisis - peak oil, peak phosphorus and farmers' knowledge.
  • 2010. Monsanto or the farmers - who maintains the biodiversity?
  • 2010. Monitoring Snow Cover Dynamic in the Trans Himalayan Region of Nepal Using MODIS Data, p. 31.
  • 2008. Genressursar - kjelde til økonomisk vekst eller genrøveri.
Academic lecture
  • 2012. The World Food System: at the Limits?
  • 2012. Impacts of changes in grain pulse (legume) consumption on micronutrient supply of rural women in Nepal and North India.
  • 2012. Cryosphere change, water availability and adaptation in a Trans Himalayan agropastoral system.
  • 2011. Gold digging or frog kissing: a discussion of ”orphan crops” and their relation to the Access and Benefit Sharing mechanism of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
  • 2011. Climate and nutrition perspectives on local food.
  • 2010. Orphan crops and nutrition: the potential of ricebean (Vigna umbellata) to reduce ‘hidden hunger’ among rural women in India and Nepal.
  • 2010. How do ricebean and other pulses meet nutrient deficiencies among women of reproductive age in rural populations in hill areas in India and Nepal?
  • 2009. Populist discourses as dangerous knowledge - the Indian farmer suicide narrative.
  • 2009. Doing away with biodiversity - farmers' choice in ricebean cultivation in Asia.
  • 2008. Multiple food based strategies to address ’Hidden Hunger’.
  • 2005. Where two cups of tea are a bit expensive - Assessing technology and development strategies from a farmers' context perspective.
  • 2004. Frankenfood or good stuff? Micronutrient rich staple crops for Asia.
  • 2004. Building contextual knowledge: The interface between local and scientific knowledge.
  • 2003. Micronutrient strategies for marginal areas.
  • 2003. Micronutrient disorders: A ’real’ but complex issue in human-environment relations in mountain regions.
  • 2002. Micronutrient problems and state policies in Nepal.
  • 2001. The history and future of Nordic reclaimed wetlands.
  • 2001. Geographical approaches to micronutrient deficiency problems in developing countries.
  • 2001. Geographical approaches to micronutrient deficiencies in Himalaya.
  • 2000. Beyond local knowledge and institutional reach: micronutrient disorders in Hill agriculture.
Other presentation
  • 2016. Belgfrukter og ernæring. Opplegg i forbindelse med FNs International Year of Pulses 2016.
Short communication
  • 2006. Micronutrients in plant and human health. Botanica Orientalis. 89-89.
Book review
  • 2011. Chasing the Rains: Mongolian Pastoralists' Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in ‘The Age of the Market’. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift. 114-115.
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • 2005. Micronutrients in South and South East Asia. International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD).
Thesis at a second degree level
  • 2007. "Ut av Syn Ut av sinn?" En studie av søppelhåndteringen i Bhaktapur, Nepal.
  • 2006. Bestridt virkelighet - En studie av makt, kunnskap og geografi i konflikt over utvikling i det sørlige Mexico.
  • 2005. Asi vamos, poco a poco : en studie av empowerment i et kooperativ for kvinner, San Cristobal, Mexico = Slik går vi videre, litt etter litt.
Masters thesis
  • 2018. Farmers’ perceptions and knowledge of using waste and wastewater in two peri-urban areas of Kathmandu valley of Nepal.
  • 2017. Climate-smart greenhouses and their impact on food security in Humla, Nepal.
  • 2017. Climate Smart Agriculture in Kavrepalanchok District, Nepal.
  • 2016. AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION AND ITS IMPACTS ON LAND USE AND THE ‘FOOD BASKET’ IN THE NORTHERN SAVANNAH OF GHANA: INSIGHTS FROM NAVRONGO IN THE UPPER EAST REGION.
  • 2015. Negotiated Entitlements: A Study of Land and Water Access in the Tono Irrigation Project in Navrongo, Ghana.
  • 2015. Mechanisms and manouvers of forest resource access and its implications for rural livelihoods in the high fores zone of Ghana.
  • 2015. Is the “Mother Grain” feeding the world before her own children? An examination of the impact of the global demand for quinoa on the lives and diets of Peruvian quinoa farmers.
  • 2013. Job migration and changes in gender roles in agriculture and household decision making - the case of Bhatkhola VDC, Syangja, Western, NEPAL.
  • 2012. DISCOURSES ON THE IMPACT OF WATER RIVATIZATION ON WATER DELIVERY: -A CASE FROM TESHIE, GHANA.
  • 2012. Community Participation in Solid Waste Management Kathmandu.
  • 2011. PERCEPTIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND ADAPTATION: A CASE OF PEASANTS IN THE BUILSA DISTRICT OF THE UPPER EAST REGION OFGHANA.
  • 2011. Laks som funksjonell mat. En diskursanalytisk tilnærming til laks i kampen mellom industri og natur.
  • 2011. Kunnskapsbygging I den norske fruktnæringa. Døme frå Ullensvang herad.
  • 2011. INTERFACE BETWEEN LOCAL AND SCIENTIFIC NOWLEDGE. A Case of Peri-Urban Zone of Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • 2011. Food Security in the context of Agricultural Commercialization in Ilam, East Nepal.
  • 2010. Sharecropping system in mid west Tarai A case study of Gobardiha VDC of Dangdeukhuri district, Nepal.
  • 2010. Jordbruk mellom stat, kirke og marked En studie av hvordan statlig politikk, marked og kirke påvirker jordbruket, og hvordan bøndene skaper og bruker sine handlingsrom, i tre landsbyer i Tigray, Etiopia.
  • 2010. Fuelling development? A critical look a government-centred jatropha cultivation for biodiesel as promoted by biofuel policy in Rajasthan, India.
  • 2009. Konsekvensutredning av akvakultur. - en sudie av KU prosessen for Ryfylke bassenget i 2005.
  • 2009. "How Gender Affects Decision Making - A Case Study of Tibeto- Burmese Women in Kobang VDC, Mustang, Nepal".
  • 2008. Cultivation and ude of Ricebean A Case Study of Dang Distirct, Nepal.
  • 2007. Spatial variation in Agricultural Wages. A case of Kailali District, Western Terai, Nepal.
  • 2007. Boron and zinc deficiency in Nepalese: Small-scale variations and the influence of farming system dependent factors. A case study from Sedi Bagar, Kaski District, Nepal.
  • 2006. Institutions, Environmental Entitlement and Pastoral Management. A case of Nyishang, Trans-Himalaya Region, Mangang District, Nepal.
  • 2006. Bruk og forvaltning av skogressurser i Manang, Nepal.
  • 2005. Impacts of flood hazard and coping strategies : a case study of Jagatpur village development committee in Chitwan district, Nepal.
Feature article
  • 2008. Tragedien på den indiske landsbygden. Bergens Tidende.
Doctoral dissertation
  • 2017. Food System Dynamics and Food Insecurity in Humla, Nepal Himalaya.
Magister thesis
  • 2017. COPING WITH HOUSEHOLD FOOD INSECURITY DURING THE LEAN SEASON; STRATEGIES EMPLOYED BY SMALLHOLDER FARMERS IN NAVRONGO, GHANA.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • 2010. Institutions as determinants of agricultural wages in rural agriculture in Western Tarai, Nepal. 16 pages.
  • 2007. Changing Diet and Nutrient Uptake in Manang. 14 pages.
  • 2006. Minimumsloven og den Grønne Revolusjon. Om forutsetningene for jordbrukets optimale avkastning. 10 pages.
  • 2005. Commercial Horticulture Farming and its Effect on Soil Fertility: A case study from Peri-urban Agriculture in the Kathmandu Valley. 13 pages.
  • 2005. Building contextual knowledge: the Interface between Local and Scientific Knowledge. 9 pages.
  • 2002. Geographical approaches to micronutrient deficiencies in Himalaya. 8 pages.
Poster
  • 2014. Food security in the Himalayas.
  • 2011. Himalayan agropastoralism under double exposure: A case of rangeland degradation and management in Trans Himalaya.
  • 1999. Nutrient deficiencies in cultivated soils. A study of Macro- and Micro-nutrients from Koshi Hills, Eastern Nepal.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Paudel, Keshav Prasad; Andersen, Peter 2011.
Monitoring snow cover variability in an agropastoral area in the Trans Himalayan region of Nepal using MODIS data with improved cloud removal methodology. Remote Sensing of Environment 2011 ;Volum 115.(5) s. 1234-1246

Andersen, Peter 2011.
Gold digging or frog kissing: a discussion of ”orphan crops” and their relation to the Access and Benefit Sharing mechanism of the Convention on Biological Diversity. NGS conference, Oslo: Exploring sustainability

Andersen, Peter; Chandyo, Ram Krishna 2010.
Orphan crops and nutrition: the potential of ricebean (Vigna umbellata) to reduce ‘hidden hunger’ among rural women in India and Nepal. Tropentag 2010, Zürich: World food system - a contribution from Europe

Andersen, Peter; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Hollington, Phillip A. 2010.
Nutritional problems among women of reproductive age in rural populations in hill areas in India and Nepal and how they can be reduced by increased intake of Ricebean. www.ricebean.org

Paudel, Keshav Prasad; Andersen, Peter 2010. Assessing rangeland degradation using multi temporal satellite images and grazing pressure surface model in Upper Mustang, Trans Himalaya, Nepal. Remote Sensing of Environment Volum 114.(8) s. 1845-1855

Andersen, Peter 2009.  Food Security through Ricebean Research in India and Nepal (FOSRIN). Report 3. Nutritional qualities of ricebean. Bergen and Bangor. www.ricebean.org

Andersen, Peter 2009.
Doing away with biodiversity - farmers' choice in ricebean cultivation in Asia. AAG annual meeting, Las Vegas.

Andersen, Peter 2009  Populist discourses as dangerous knowledge - the Indian farmer suicide narrative. NFU annual meeting, University of Agder, Kristiansand.  

Andersen, Peter 2008:
Multiple food based strategies to address ’Hidden Hunger’. Norske Geografers Selskaps årsmøte.

Andersen, P. 2007:   A review of micronutrient problems in the cultivated soil of Nepal - An issue with implications for agriculture and human health. Mountain Research and Development Journal Volum 27. s. 331-335

 Andersen, P. and Chapagain, P.S. 2007: Changing Diet and Nutrient Uptake in Manang. I Chaudary et al (eds.): Local Effects of Global Changes in the Himalayas: Manang, Nepal.. : Tribhuvan University, Nepal and University of Bergen, Norway ISBN 978-99933-52-94-5. s. 65-78

 Andersen, P. 2006: Minimumsloven og den Grønne Revolusjon. Om forutsetningene for jordbrukets optimale avkastning.. I: Teori og Metode i Geografi. Fagbokforlaget ISBN 82-7674-878-3. s. 250-259

 Andersen, P., Tuladhar, J.K.; Karki, K.B.; Maskey, S.L. (eds. 2005: Micronutrients in South and South East Asia. Kathmandu: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) (ISBN 92-9115-210-2) 239 s.

Sapkota, K. and Andersen, P. 2005: Commercial Horticulture Farming and its Effect on Soil Fertility: A case study from Peri-urban Agriculture in the Kathmandu Valley. I: Andersen, P. et al (eds.): Micronutrients in South and South East Asia. Kathmandu: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) 2005 ISBN 92-9115-210-2. s. 153-165

 Andersen, P. 2005:  Building contextual knowledge: the Interface between Local and Scientific Knowledge. I: Andersen, P. et al (eds.): Micronutrients in South and South East Asia. Kathmandu: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) ISBN 92-9115-210-2. s. 87-95

 Andersen, P. 2004. Frankenfood or good stuff? Micronutrient rich staple crops for Asia. Geografi i Bergen

 Andersen, P. 2003:  Micronutrient strategies for marginal areas. Bergen: Institutt for geografi, UiB 2003 Geografi i Bergen

 Andersen, P. 2002: Geographical approaches to micronutrient deficiencies in Himalaya. I: Vegetation and society. Their interaction in the Himalayas. Kathmandu: Tribhuvan University, Nepal / University of Bergen, Norway  ISBN 99933-52-51-9. s. 149-156

 Andersen, P. og Sandvold, S. 1999: Nutrient deficiencies in cultivated soils. A study of Macro- and Micro-nutrients from Koshi Hills, Eastern Nepal. s. 235-240 i Låg, J. (red.): Geomedical problems in developing countries. The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Oslo.

 

 

Farming systems, diet studies, soil-plant chemistry, narrative analysis, Remote Sensing