Agricultural production

Building vegetable farmers resilience to climate change

Research project Project summary The proposed project seeks to help vegetable farmers adapt to climate change and enhance vegetable production through research on heat, drought and disease tolerant vegetable varieties, soil health, irrigation and water managemen ...
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Climate-Smart Cocoa Agroforestry Research in Ghana

Research project The cocoa industry is one of the main pillars of the economies of several countries providing livelihoods for over 50 million people. Climate change is currently the most important threat to cocoa production in Ghana. The result has been strong dryin ...
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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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Building Resilience to Climate Change in Ethiopia

Research project This project is a collaborative research project between the Development Economics Research Group and the Ethiopian Development Research Institute. It will compare and evaluate the drivers of resilience to climate change examining actions taken at th ... First-year report: (i) Academic research: One paper accepted for publication, and a further three to be submitted before end-2020. Two papers to be published as working papers in second half of 2020. Data collection for the new data set to comme ...
Period: 2019-04-1 to 2024-03-31 Countries: Ethiopia Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics Partner institutions: Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI), Ethiopia Project code: 18-07-KU Total grant: 11,077,028 DKK
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Innovating Vietnam’s TVET system (VIETSKILL)

Research project Although Vietnam has been remarkably successful in attracting FDI in recent years, many observers argue that the impact of FDI on domestic firms has been disappointing. The expected spillovers of knowledge and technology from foreign MNEs have been l ...
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Climate smart cocoa systems for Ghana (CLIMCOCOA)

Research project Cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) is the third highest export commodity of Ghana and represents the most important source of revenue for numerous small scale farmers. Climate change (CC) in the form of higher temperatures and reduced rainfall is expected t ... Midterm report 2018: The three PhD students have done three years of their study and are expected to complete by July 2020. Together with the postdoc, they are currently undertaking field data collection.
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Organic Cotton for Employment, Growth and Environment?

Research project We will assess the potential of organic cotton production to improve the livelihoods of millions of poor households in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). These households depend on production, trading, or processing of cotton but are at risk of losing their ... Midterm report 2017: We have collected experimental data on yields, environmental impacts and profitability of different cotton production methods and the results are analysed in several working papers in preparation for publication in scient ...
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