University of Copenhagen (KU), Denmark

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

Chickens as a possible reservoir for urinary tract infections in humans

About 60% all of human infections in the world are caused by zoonotic pathogens transmitted typically by direct contact to animals or through faecally contaminated foods. Smallholder farmers in rural…
Total grant
331,512

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

Generations and social activism: new forms of youth organisation in Egypt

This PhD project investigates a new and emergent form of youth activism in Egypt. Lately, a growing number of young Egyptians have started to engage in society in order to solve youth-related problems…
Total grant
274,636

Development of PfEMP1 based malaria vaccines

PfEMP1 are a class of parasite proteins expressed on the surface of Plamosium falciparum-infected erythrocytes, where they function as adhesion receptors interacting with a range of host tissue…
Total grant
6,300,530

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

Capability Building for Research and Development in Traditional Fermented Processing in West Africa

The project aims through research, education, training, and other forms of logistical support to build capability in selected institutions in West Africa to contribute to national development by…
Total grant
3,218,139

Using PES to Secure Livelihoods and Environmental Services in Coffee Agro forests

Nearly half of the world’s 25 million coffee farmers are smallholder farmers who depend on coffee production as their main source of income. They often produce coffee in shade systems, i.e. coffee…
Total grant
221,587

Epidemiology of avian influenza in Vietnam - the role of ducks and survival of virus in water

The broad objective was to study the epidemiology of avian influenza (AI) in Vietnam – following the ongoing outbreak of AI in many provinces of the country. The project primarily focused on the role…
Total grant
1,147,095

Watermelons for life: The potential of indigenous African genetic resources

Genetic resources of indigenous plant species are important for crop and diet diversity. Watermelon originates from Africa, and indigenous genetic resources have potential both as a source of protein…
Total grant
5,619,188