Team news

Scientific collaboration: Agricultural Land Abandonment as a Global Land-Use Change Phenomenon

As part of the scientific collaboration with international research institutions, assoc. Prof. Miroslava Bavorová is currently a member of the coordinating team for the global working group.

Participation in Tropentag 2020 Virtual Conference

Our team participated in this year’s Tropentag conference (The annual interdisciplinary conference on research in tropical and subtropical agriculture, natural resource management and rural development). This year, the conference was organized online, and it was a pleasure to see our team’s members joining other participants and getting engaged in the discussion of issues related to agricultural and rural development research.


COST Project Webinar 20.07.2020, 3 pm by Miroslava Bavorová

Our group leader, Assoc. prof. Miroslava Bavorová presented a webinar within the COST Action: CA18213 webinars series



Nigeria: Food security among school children

Our PhD candidate Bulus Barnabas has been recently in Nigeria collecting data for his dissertation thesis. His research investigates food security among school children in Nigeria.

Nigeria: How climate change affects households’ food security?

Mustapha Yakubu-Madaki, a PhD candidate in our research group is studying how climate change in Nigeria has affected the farming households' food security. In his study, he focuses on climate change awareness among farmers, what strategies the farmers adopt to mitigate the effects of climate change, and is there linkages between climate change adaptation strategies and households’ food security?

Rwanda: Youth entrepreneurship in Agricultural Sector

Boniface Muhizi, is investigating the factors affecting youth entrepreneurship in Rwanda for his MSc thesis. Boniface collected data from the youth who grow and process food using Rwanda Youth Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) as the case study. Pictured, he was in a chili pepper farm in Bugesera district, the eastern province of Rwanda.

Ghana: Migration and agriculture

For his MSc thesis, student Kwadwo Dei collected data to study migration trends and agriculture in Ghana. Data was collected in Kofiasua village, in the Dormaa West Municipality of Bono Region, Ghana.

Nigeria: Effects of Agricultural Credit on Deforestation

This research is a collaboration between the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences (Assoc. Prof. Miroslava Bavorova and Mustapha Yakubu Madaki ), the Agrometeorological station Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria (Abbas Shehu), and the University of Copenhagen (Alexander Prishchepov, PhD). The joint research will explore the effects of agricultural credit on deforestation in Nigeria.

Albania: Adoption of conservation agricultural practices among smallholder farmers

In autumn 2020, our MSc student Peter Maes collected his data in Albania. In his diploma thesis, Peter is investigating the behavioral drivers for the adoption of conservation agriculture practices among Albanian smallholder farmers.

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