Research projects

The proposed PhD-research addresses the issue of vulnerability in relation to climate change in upland areas of Vietnam and views vulnerability and resilience as determinants of adaptive capacity. The…
Total grant: 2,505,553
Abstract: The level and fate of diesel oil-associated pollution in coastal marine sediment was investigated along the coastline of Chake-Chake bay at Wesha, Pemba, in Zanzibar-Tanzania; following a…
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Abstract: Economies in Sub-Saharan Africa are home to a large and growing number of people within the working age. Evidence from other regions suggest that, as the demographic transition unfolds,…
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The emergence of the demand for educated or skilled workers in the course of devel- opment has created an important role for human capital accumulation in promoting economic growth. As a result, a lot…
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Introduction: One way of achieving Millennium Development Goal 5 is through a full participation of men in the issues pertaining maternal health care. Most of the societies in developing countries,…
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Transnational migration has become an integral feature of family life in Nepal due to urbanization and globalization and is projected to accelerate in the near future. During this process, a network…
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Agricultural production systems in Ghana particularly in the Northern region are generally poorly diversified, focusing on rain-fed staple crop production and raising livestock. These production…
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The effect of climate change is not only expected to cause a decline in areas of suitable crop production, but also impact the occurrence and severity of agricultural diseases. Theobroma cacao, the…
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This thesis examines the factors influencing the profitability of domestic and foreign banks in the Ghanaian banking industry using a panel data of 27 banks from 2003 to 2013. Bank profitability is…
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The Mediterranean Sea is considered one of the world marine systems with high levels of plastic pollution emanating from both land- and sea-based activities. As one of the most common and persistent…
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Temperature is considered on the main factors affecting biofilter nitrification in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS). Previous studies confirm the positive impact of temperature on ammonia…
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Abstract: This thesis examines how several Kenyan civil society organizations (CSOs) are involved in the security sector reforms (SSR) process that was initiated after the post-election violence of…
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Abstract: Microfinance institutions in Kenya have been criticized for neglecting the financial needs of the poor populations, and this has questioned their credibility as poverty alleviation tools. In…
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Abstract From BSU Master Thesis: Subsoil compaction is one of the major causes of land degradation worldwide. Over the years, susceptibility of agricultural fields to subsoil compaction has increased…
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Influent characterization of wastewater is an important aspect for design, optimisation and operation of activated sludge processes in wastewater treatment systems. In order to properly calibrate the…
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Background: Malnutrition is a risk factor for poor pregnancy outcomes and almost all diseases. Most pregnancies demand high nutrition and pregnant women in developing countries are malnourished, which…
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The mountain of criticisms leveled against the microfinance project is largely founded on the claim that microfinance institutions (MFIs) are unethically making egregious profits from the sweats and…
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The project will strengthen research and human capacity at USFX to support sustainable development in rural areas in Chuquisaca, more specifically in Serranía de Iñao. This region faces increasing…
Total grant: 7,422,291
Private agricultural sustainability standards have been found to have exclusionary effects on Southern women and smallholders. Standards may deny marginalized actors market access or offer access only…
Total grant: 2,362,417
The overall objective is to contribute to improving the quality of medicine use for children in Uganda through multi-disciplinary research and to build capacity by research training. The research plan…
Total grant: 11,394,872
The spread of HIV/AIDS is deeply embedded in socio-economic realities of poverty and inequality. This research aims to shed light on experiences of incarcerated men, a group who are routinely…
Total grant: 2,779,864
This BSU Master thesis is about the civil-military cooperation in the disarmament exercise carried out by Kenya Defense Forces in collaboration with other civilian actors in North Rift region in Kenya…
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