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Cameroon: Shea butter value chain significance for food security and women empowerment

Irene Franceline Mbouwe, has been recently at CIFOR-ICRAF office in Cameroon carrying out her internship and data collection for her dissertation thesis. Her research analyses the significance of the Shea butter value chain on rural household incomes, household food security and women's empowerment in Cameroon.

Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Food security and the role of social safety nets

The research on the main drivers of food security conducted by PhD student Niga Abdalla in Sulaymaniyah Governorate of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The main aims of the study are to describe the status of food security of households in the study area and to analyse the role of the Public Distribution System on household food security. Furthermore, the study investigates the rural-urban differences and the armed conflict impact on household food security. 

Nepal: How climate change affects food security?

Nepal is known as one of the countries that is severely affected by climate change. Climate change had a massive impact on agricultural sector in Nepal, and hence jeopardized its food security.

Nigeria: Farmers satisfaction towards agricultural extension services

Last Spring, our PhD candidate Pius Hiwe went to Oyo State, Nigeria to collect data for his dissertation thesis. His research explores agricultural extension in Nigeria with a focus on farmers’ participation, and satisfaction with extension services. Furthermore, the study also examines job satisfaction of those providing rural advisory and extension services.

Colombia: Farm succession among coffee farmers

Earlier this year, our MSc student Yessika Garcia went to Colombia to collect her data for her maters research. Yessika was investigating the factors affecting the farm succession decision among coffee farmers in the Chaparral region in Colombia.

Ghana: Entrepreneurship in the food and agriculture value chains

Bernard Essel, a PhD student from our group recently came back from Ghana where he conducted his research survey. His study seeks to find out the impact of young entrepreneurs' attributes, start-up capitals, start-up motivation, and corporate social responsibility and their effects on the performance of food businesses in Ghana. The study selected 244 young entrepreneurs engaged in food entrepreneurship within three regions / agroecological zones of Ghana. Data were collected using questionnaires in face-to-face interviews between May 2021-July 2021.

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.

Nepal: Nature-based flood mitigation: Living with the floods

The project is linked to the cooperation with the LAND4FLOOD COST Action, in the scope of Working Groups WG2 (RETENTION and LAND) and WG3 (RETENTION and INSTRUMENTS). 


Here you can find photos from data collection in Nigeria.

Nepal: Climate Change Adoption Strategies

Here you can find photos from project in Nepal.


Here you can find photos from data collection in Moldova.


Here you can find photos from data collection in Iraq.

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