Land Use, Governance & Development
Our research on land integrates social and natural dimensions in order to generate knowledge that leads to action for a sustainable society. Our researchers study land degradation, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa, in terms of its ecological implications and social causes and costs.
We also develop new and improved methods for studying multiple issues related to land by harnessing state-of-the-art remote sensing- and GIS techniques. We learn from different scales of analysis, from the global to the local and back.
Our researchers integrate concerns about land and land degradation into value and supply chains related to food and renewable energy. Politics of land is often a key aspect in our research approach, and this entails issues of justice and fairness of three intersecting dimensions: international, intergenerational, and intersectional.
Keywords: agroecology, food security/sovereignty, adaption/mitigation, low carbon, livelihoods, biodiversity, ecosystems, global health, land politics, gender,
- Domestication (A Pufendorf IAS Theme)
- Environmental, economic, and social tradeoffs of European farming systems
- Alternatives to the Current Models of Engagement between Large-scale Land lnvestors and Local Communities in Africa
- Chasing Carbon: Connecting the multiple ontologies of forestry-based carbon offsetting
- Development and adoption of multifunctional perennial farming systems - towards increased sustainability and resilience
- Environmental Determinants of Tropical Disease
- OPERAs – Operational Potential of Ecosystem Research Applications
- Pest management and environmental justice in a changing climate – the case of Uganda
- Policy for Equity in African Agriculture – PAPAYA
- Politics of Land
- Silent Forests – Defaunation as the missing piece in forest governance
- Understanding Subsistence Agriculture
- The Rush for Land in Africa: Analysing its multilayered causes and consequences
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