The Rural and Agrarian Change, Property and Resources research cluster engages directly with the situations in rural Africa, today and over time. It addresses the major issues facing a majority of people in Africa: land, diversification of rural production and livelihood conditions. Topics of particular importance are land ownership and entitlements, land grabbing, natural resource management, livestock rearing, community forestry and environmental sustainability. The cluster’s research also pays attention to socio-religious aspects and rituals in the rural context. Other fields of study are gender relations and the consequences of globalisation. The aim is to advance the understanding of rural and agrarian change over time and its connections with the national and international spheres to lay the basis for realistic policies and strategies that enhance rural production and livelihoods.
Cluster leader: Kjell Havnevik
This research cluster involves the following programmes and projects:
DiVA is a publishing system for research and student theses and a digital archive for long-term preservation of publications.
Lecture with Professor Kjell Havnevik, 'The Concept of Food Security'. The last seminar in the Challenging Concepts series. Filmed 14 December 2011 at The Nordic Africa Institute (60 min.).
Lecture by Professor Amanda Hammar.The Concept of Displacement. Filmed 9 November 2011 at the Nordic Africa Institute (50 min).