Research projects

Background: Both observational studies and randomised trials (RCT) have documented that vaccines and micronutrients have non-specific effects (NSE) on child mortality. These effects may be even more…
Total grant: 10,155,000
This project focuses on creation of innovative and growth oriented entrepreneurs in the processing and distribution of dried fruits and vegetables to contribute to both, reduction of post harvest…
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Total grant: 4,965,799
Alarming rates of deforestation and ecosystem degradation add to global warming, and sustainable management of forests is therefore an important part of the REDD concept. REDD activities shall both…
Total grant: 572,830
This project will produce second generation biofuels (bioethanol, biogas and biodiesel) from lignocellulosic materials like agricultural and industrial residuals, manure and household waste.…
Total grant: 10,552,258
This ethnographic research study, conducted in Western Nepal, explores the learning of craftsmanship and the social relation among the blacksmiths of Majhigau. The research examines the nature of the…
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For the coming years, changes in temperature, carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration, and precipitation under the climate change scenarios present a challenge to crop production globally. Tanzania like…
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According to Unified Growth Theory, a demographic transition is a prerequisite for an economy to be ushered into an era of sustained economic growth. In order for this demographic transition to occur,…
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Abstract from BSU Master thesis: The once commonly held claim that international prosecutions have a valuable role to play in transitional processes has in recent years come under attack. This attack…
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The informal sector employs most people in many developing countries, with estimates in Ghana showing that 80-90% of the total population are employed in the sector. With rapid urbanization, informal…
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Total grant: 5,076,499
Located in the North Central Vietnam, provinces Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Quang Binh (NHQ), where most of inhabitants depend on revenues from agricultural and aquacultural sectors, are among the most…
Total grant: 5,094,892
The extension project contributes to enhancing and sustaining future livelihoods and food security in Vietnam vis-a-vis climate change (CC). It aims at developing adapted, submergence- and salt…
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Total grant: 4,950,000
Soil degradation problem in the world has been reported to have increased significantly in the past 50 years, with nearly 2 billion ha of land are estimated to have been degraded of which 22% includes…
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Background: There is an increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes in the world and countries like Ghana are grappling with this potential epidemic. In the management of type 2 diabetes, about 95% of…
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Several countries in Asia have experienced rapid growth and diversification of agricultural production due to combined demand from both the domestic and the global markets. The growth and…
Total grant: 8,049,348
Antibiotic resistance is increasing world-wide with serious consequences for complications and mortality of hitherto treatable infections, and the main reason is misuse of antibiotics. The aim of this…
Total grant: 9,183,798
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…
Total grant: 2,572,541
The BSU Master thesis explores demographic and food shopping motives of Ghanaian supermarket consumers in two of the major Ghanaian cities- Accra and Kumasi. It used a survey instrument to collect 300…
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Online shopping is born and arguably here to stay thanks to globalisation and advancement in technologies, bringing with it several advantages and thus attracting several businesses across the globe.…
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