Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Risø, Denmark

Technological and Market Options for Managing Climate Change Induced Risks for Smallholder Farmers in Northern Ghana

Research project This study aims to undertake an economic analysis of technological, institutional and policy strategies for managing the effects of climatic variability and market risks in smallholder maize-legume systems in the northern regions of Ghana. The overal ... Completion report: Climate change is likely to affect (and is already affecting) the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in many parts of Africa in a negative way. African smallholders are particularly vulnerable to adverse changes in agro-climat ...
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Biofuel production from lignocellulosic materials

Research project This project will produce second generation biofuels (bioethanol, biogas and biodiesel) from lignocellulosic materials like agricultural and industrial residuals, manure and household waste. Agricultural residuals such as rice husks obtained after ha ... Project Completion Report The main objectives have been achieved through coordinated collaborative research work in 6 work packages: 1. Assessment and mapping of waste and relevant industrial plant sidestream resources. Available lignocellulo ...
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Biobased electricity in developing countries

Research project It is generally recognized that institutions such as schools in rural communities in developing countries lack access to electricity produced in cost-effective and “climate friendly” ways. Microbial fuel cells (MFC) can directly produce 100 W of elec ... Project Completion Report: WP 1 Reactor design: Three cathode types using dissolved oxygen (DOCs), ferricyanide (FeCs) and air (AiCs) were assessed to improve the reactor design. Electricity generation was evaluated by quantifying current genera ...
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Inter-locked crises, competing value chains, and food security in Africa

Research project The inter-locking of three crises (food, energy/climate change and financial crises) is affecting the configuration of food and biofuel value chains and access to food in Africa. The impact of high international food prices on product ...
Period: 2009-04-30 to 2010-01-31 Countries: Mali Tanzania Uganda Lead institutions: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Denmark Technical University of Denmark (DTU), DTU Climate Center and UNEP RISØ Centre, Denmark Project code: 09-005DIIS Total grant: 200,000 DKK
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