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Farming flexibility, changing gender relations, and subsistence production contribute to better adaptive capacity to climate change in Himalaya (31.10.2018)
PhD Candidate Nina Bergan Holmelin presents her PhD project.
Consumption of fish and its contribution to the diets, especially of low income populations and vulnerable groups, offers important means for improving nutrition. Despite this, fish is strikingly missing from strategies for reduction of nutrient deficiency, for example among pregnant and lactating women, children and poor people.
Questions of aesthetics and cultural identity add layers of complexity to the reconstruction process that cannot – and should not – be ignored.
In this study I analyse both risks and benefits of using waste and wastewater in peri-urban agriculture in Kathmandu Valley.
My master project is about agricultural innovation in Arun Valley, Nepal: innovation capacity in response to climatic and non-climatic uncertainties.
My master prosject is addressing fisheries governance and the concerns of fisher folks with regards to oil and gas extraction activities in Axim, Ghana.
My master project study focuses on food insecurity in smallholder farmers household during the Lean season in the Guinea Savanna zone of Ghana with Navrongo as the study area.
On the 25th and 26th of April and 12th of May Nepal was struck by massive earthquakes. One year later we wanted to explore which farming systems fared better or worse after this natural disaster.
Where is the power? Why do poor farmers remain poor? Is the dominance of the global oil companies eternal and inevitable? How do local politics and power relations influence climate adaptation projects? Can conflicts of interest be turned into constructive dialogue in planning processes?
In my master project I study livelihood vulnerability and adaptation strategies to flood: A case from Kailali district, Nepal.
In my master project I study land governance and competition for space in Ghana’s emerging oil city, Sekondi-Takoradi.
In my master project, I study integration of Ghanaian immigrants in Bergen's labour market and their contribution to development at home.
In my master project I study Mechanization of smallholder Agriculture in the Northern Savanna of Ghana and its implications on Land use and Farm Productivity.
The term ‘REDD+’ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) is a well-articulated discourse in the name of mitigating deteriorating climate and sustaining local livelihoods. Articulation is an act or process of establishing relations between words where independent meaning of words is modified.
Community forestry in the green economy: reforming the van panchayats in the Indian Himalaya (19.12.2013)
Community forestry is increasingly seen as an important component in environmental governance. In the Indian state of Uttarakhand a process of reform has made forest councils compulsory in every village and introduced new rules within which they are to function. In this doctoral project I explore the many views of this contested reform process, taking into consideration current local livelihoods... Read more