Rural development is the process of improving the quality of life and economic well-being of people living in relatively isolated and sparsely populated areas.
This project investigates long-term landscape investments in order to understand how people’s landscape use and economic and social structures are mutually constituted with very different outcomes
We focus on the societal aspects of natural resource management and land use. Questions of development, planning and communication are central to our research. Our approach is grounded in social
The division offers education in rural development on basic, advanced and doctoral level. The division is respeonsible for two educational programmes: Agronomist-Rural Development, 5 years (In
ishk0001 PhD student working with adaptation of forests to climate change. With focus on stakeholders’ understandings, attitudes and motivations for climate-adapted forestry and its implications for
Why is it so difficult to collectively organise sustainable fishing in lake Chilwa in Malawi? What are the basic ideas of development policies of the European Union and the World Bank? There is a
The project analyses institutional change in natural resource governance in early modern (1550-1780) Sami communities, mainly in Lule Lappmark, Sweden. The project will analyze institutional change
This project seeks to identify the pathways through which a greater engagement of marginal groups can help to revitalize collective natural resource management. Such bottom-up processes of change
The aim of the project is to identify and describe positive and negative trajectories in (i) rural household income and gender equity, (ii) agricultural production and food security, (iii)
Targeted analysis on how to “think and plan in areas of territorial cooperation”. The studytakes as a starting point the Swiss experience in defining so-called “action areas” as newforms of soft
Using multidisciplinary participatory methods, this project investigates the multiple reasons for farmer’s responses to disease, such as social pressures, poverty-related constraints, and lack of
The aim of the project is to develop new knowledge on the interaction between various forms of entrepreneurship and the surrounding country-side that influences the entrepreneurship developing there.
This research probes the link between gender and social inequalities, conflict, and how they affect sustainable and resilient climate development pathways. This research probes the link between