Smaller projects: Initiatives

Inter-locked crises, competing value chains, and food security in Africa

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 ...

Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources and Agriculture – and Adaptation Strategies in Tanzania (CLIVET)

Objectives: The overall objective is to contribute to the knowledge and capabilities of Tanzania to encounter the impacts of climate change and to develop best strategies to adapt to these changes, particularly as they relate to water resources and ...

Research Initiative on Urban Malaria Control in Ghana

For the first time in history, half of the world’s populations live in cities, and by 2025 the urban population in Africa will increase to 800 million posing significant health risks on the urban-dwelling population, particularly the poor in informa ...

Research initiative on Avian Influenza in Bangladesh and Vietnam

The aim of the initiative is to enable the formulation of a larger strategic research cum research capacity building project based on thorough needs assessment. Vietnam was one of the first countries (2003) in Asia to be hit by avian ...

From Smallholder Subsistence Livestock to Small Enterprises: Preparatory Phase

This small project was granted to allow scientist from Tanzania (Sokoine University of Agriculture and Open University of Tanzania) and Denmark (University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Life Sciences) to prepare a project application for a research capac ...