University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Science, Denmark

Climate-smart flood and salinity tolerant African rice

Research project Project summary Tanzania produces over 80% of rice produced in East Africa, and any reduction in productivity will influence regional food security. However globally, Tanzania is among the 13 countries to be most affected by climate change with ...
Period: 2020-04-1 to 2025-03-31 Countries: Kenya Tanzania Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Denmark Partner institutions: International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Kenya Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania Project code: 19-03-KU Total grant: 11,834,862 DKK
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Including Pastoralism in Community Forests, Tanzania

Research project Pastoralist and Agropastoralist (PAP)-farmer conflicts in Tanzania appear to be increasing. These conflicts cause distress and loss of assets and lives, including deaths, disabilities, the killing of livestock in addition to the destruction of crops, ...
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HEALTHYNSECT Insect farming for health and livelihood

Research project Insects are recognized as some of the most promising alternative food sources that can shape future sustainable food systems by providing high-quality animal protein and nutrients with lower environmental impacts than conventional livestock. Producti ...
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Access-Authority Nexus in Farmer-Herder Conflicts

Research project The ‘Access-authority nexus in farmer-herder conflicts’ (AAN) project investigates the dynamic processes of formation and erosion of access, identities and authority in spatial and historical perspectives. Through a theoretical lens guided by politic ... First-year report: (a) Three PhD students have been recruited and enrolled in PhD study programs. They are presently taking taught courses; (b) Two postdocs have been recruited and have commenced work. One national forum (inception work ...
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Climate change resilience in urban mobility

Research project The objective of the project is to identify research-based strategies for increasing climate change resilience within urban mobility, accessibility and transport in Accra, Ghana. Mobility within the urban areas is a basic need for urban residents bec ... First-year report: Within the first year of the project the inception workshop and the initial interviews in selected neighborhoods corroborated the relevance of the projects and its interdisciplinary approach. The comprehensive study of both: 1 ...
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Rights and Resilience in Kenya (RARE)

Research project 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 strategies all require access to land. However, research ... First year report Development objective: Ensure secure and peaceful access to land for climate change adaptation and thereby resilience of pastoralists and all Kenyan citizens. Immediate objective: produce and disseminate insights for improve ...
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Agricultural Investors as Development Actors? (AIDA)

Research project Like agricultural investors from other non-African countries, Danish farmers and institutional investors are increasingly attracted by the invitations extended by African governments to invest in agriculture as well as by the encouragement they recei ... Midterm report 2018: AIDA has established an overview of Danish agricultural investments in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and the associated investors. Close to 100 investments, involving more than 150 Danish investors, have been identified. On this ...
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Pathways to water resilient South African cities

Research project This project aims to identify opportunities for supporting the integration of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) as nature-based solutions (NBS) for increased water supply and water quality within the urban water system as part of a broader transiti ... First year report The objective of identifying opportunities for physical integration has been pursued. Designs for the physical experimentation with managed aquifer recharge are being developed and two case sites have been selected. Actual experi ...
Period: 2019-05-1 to 2022-04-30 Countries: South Africa Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Science, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Denmark Partner institutions: University of Cape Town (UCT), Future Water Institute, South Africa Project code: 18-M05-KU Total grant: 4,979,683 DKK
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