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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).