University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Science, Department of Plant and Environmental Science

Upgrading pangas and tilapia value chains in Bangladesh

Growth in aquaculture is important because it can help alleviate poverty by providing food and creating jobs in Bangladesh. The purpose is to promote green growth in freshwater pangas/tilapia aquaculture by providing knowledge on how to improve wate ... Extra midterm report 2018: Objectives: The project has created multi-faceted knowledge of water quality, best farm management practice and value chain functioning in many dimensions, revealed by the different ref articles. More knowledge ...

Innovations and Markets for Lake Victoria Fisheries (IMLAF)

The proposed project titled “Innovations and Markets for Lake Victoria Fisheries” (IMLAF) will be carried out in the Lake Victoria basin of Tanzania. Its main objective is to catalyze socio-economic growth through expansion of markets for Nile perch ... Midterm report 2017: a)There is high level of income inequalities between processors and traders; imperfect competitive market, market is less efficient; existing business model is the advance financing through social capital; main processing ...

GREEiNSECT – Insects for green economy

Demand for animal protein in developing countries is predicted to double by 2050 putting pressure on protein sources for food and animal feed, such as soya and fish. More sustainable protein sources are urgently needed. Entomophagy – the consumption ... Project completion report: Overall, the outputs from the project have been achieved. Of the PhD students, 5 have graduated and 2 students with delayed start have completed all research and by the end of 2018 are close to submitting. Summarizi ...

Prospects of Participatory Forest Management: A case study of Prey Lang Forest, Cambodia

Abstract: Co-management is a management approach which has gained increased recognition as an alternative strategy to achieve better outcomes for conservation and livelihoods than a top-down approach, by involving local communities. Although, c ...

The effect of climate change on quinoa production in the Bolivian Altiplano and improving the adaptive capacity of the farmers

Abstract: Climate change is likely to pose the already arid conditions in the Bolivian Altiplano with frequent and drastic droughts in the future. Quinoa production in the region employs most of the Altiplano population, making the crop a valua ...

Tanzania’s Wildlife Management Areas: Looking to Local Communities as the Key for Sustainable, Green and Smart Development

Abstract: Tanzania is dependent on revenue from tourism, a sector that can only thrive if conservation efforts to protect its prized ecosystems and species rich biodiversity are taken on. Efforts have resulted in securing a variety of protected ...

Exploiting African Seed Treatment Technology

Sorghum grown from farm saved seeds is a major crop in the drought-threatened region of Sahel. A recent small scale study made by the applicant institutions in Burkina Faso hasdocumented >25% increase in sorghum grain yield by treating farm-saved ... Project Completion Report: 1) We have had been able to show that the use of a simple plant extract for seed treatment of a stable crop, Sorghum, in Burkina Faso has a positive effect on yield (17% on average). This yield  increase is com ...

The Role of Amaranth in the Changing Farm Dynamics of Chuquisaca, Bolivia and its Contribution to the Incomes of Producers

Abstract Amaranth (Amaranthus L.) is a nutritious crop, rich in varieties and adaptable to adverse agro-ecological conditions. Increased interest in the grain amaranth due to its high nutritional content has opened new markets of commercializat ...
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