Collaborative Research Centre 228

Future Rural Africa: Future-making and social-ecological transformation

„Future rural Africa“ is an interdisciplinary collaborative research center funded by the German Research Council (DFG) involving geographers, anthropologists, political scientists, agroeconomists, soil scientists and ecologists from the Universities of Bonn and Cologne as well as external partners to address large-scale land use change and related social-ecological transformations along growth corridors in Eastern and Southern Africa..

LATEST NEWS

February 25, 2021

Future trends, challenges, and the politics of anticipation in Africa

Globally, there is much debate about the rapid demographic developments in Africa (population growth, urbanization, youth bulge, migration), the growing demand for food, and the scenarios […]
February 22, 2021

Pandemics, ecosystems, and rainforests

What dangers does biodiversity loss pose to the eruption of future pandemics? Virologist and principal investigator of the CRC, sub-project B02, Prof. Dr. Sandra Junglen shares […]
February 2, 2021

Reflections on power, hierarchy, and knowledges

Can we get rid of ‘the west vs.” the rest”’? Well, it is never too late to reflect on hierarchical structures in development research – and […]

LATEST PUBLICATIONS

November 3, 2020

Local effects of trophy hunting in Namibian conservancies

In addition to wildlife conservation, Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) programmes aim to foster regional development. To achieve this, communal areas couple to tourism Global Production […]
October 22, 2020

Tourism and community-based conservation

New Publication (Sub-project A01-Future Carbon Storage): Initiatives to promote community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) have been evaluated with mixed results in socio-economic and ecological outcome dimensions. […]
October 13, 2020

Climate change, anticipation and future riskscapes in Africa

In this new publication, the authors review two conceptual frameworks of risk management and apply them to the context of climate change in Africa, based on […]
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