Department of Food and Resource Economics (KU)

Rights and Resilience in Kenya (RARE)

There is increasing attention to the role of land as a critical asset in climate change adaptation, and a realization that land uses, livelihood practices, and investments related to adaptation…
Total grant
9,999,088

Agricultural growth and poverty pockets (AGROPOP)

Several countries in Asia have experienced rapid growth and diversification of agricultural production due to combined demand from both the domestic and the global markets. The growth and…
Total grant
8,049,348

Agribusiness entrepreneurship in Tanzania

Donor agencies and developing country governments have started to target agroindustry private sector development and agribusiness. Entrepreneurship, innovation, and change have become major…
Total grant
156,420

Climate change and rural livelihoods in Nepal

The aim of the project is to investigate consequences of climate change for the livelihoods of rural populations in three areas in Nepal and how people try to adapt to these changes. Emphasis will be…
Total grant
2,397,695

Cattle raiding conflict management in Kenya

Although long perceived as a beacon of development in East Africa, recent violence has made visible the political instability of Kenya. Cattle raiding, while originally a traditional mechanism of…
Total grant
308,916

Corporate social responsibility: the case of forestry in Ghana

The Ghanaian forest resources provide important welfare benefits such as livelihood maintenance, carbon storage and economic growth. A high rate of deforestation threatens the continued provision of…
Total grant
290,016

Participatory forest management (PFM) for rural livelihoods, forest conservation and good governance in Tanzania.

Over the last decade, the government of Tanzania has increasingly supported delegation of management rights over forest resources to local communities through participatory forest management (PFM).…
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Total grant
5,303,205

Closing the gap - integrating forest research outcomes in nominal forest policy formation

The overall objective of this PhD project is to contribute to a better understanding of the science- policy interface in developing countries by investigating the contemporary role of forestry…
Total grant
171,566

An asset based approach for assessing poverty dynamics, poverty traps, and poverty-environmental relations in Nepal

The project aims at contributing to the understanding of poverty dynamics in developing countries. The project focuses on developing an asset model that identifies types of poor with regard to their…
Total grant
233,120