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

August 10, 2022

Upcoming workshop: Gendered safety and positionality during fieldwork

(UN)LIMITED POSSIBILITIES? A workshop on gendered safety and positionality during fieldwork with Tamara Gupper, Kira Kreft and Laura Thurmann (Safer Fieldwork Project). Details at a glance […]
June 23, 2022

29 June 2022: Lecture Working Group Development Geography

Vision of Future Development: Airports – Conservancies – Development Corridors.   How Does ‘Development’ Contribute to Future-Making in the Global South? Members of the development geography […]
June 7, 2022

Public Lecture: Contemporary Politics of Knowledge and African Initiatives in Decolonization of African Studies

As Chair of Epistemologies of the Global South at the University of Bayreuth and with over 100 publications in the fields of African history, African politics […]

LATEST PUBLICATIONS

August 11, 2022

Spatially heterogeneous effects of collective action on environmental dependence in Namibia’s Zambezi region

Abstract Many poor rural households depend on products from non-cultivated environments for subsistence and commercialization. Collective action schemes, such as community-based natural resource management (CBNRM), aim […]
August 11, 2022

Conservation with elephants and agriculture: effects on lignin and n-alkanes in sub-Sahara African soils

Abstract Nature conservation is currently shaping many terrestrial ecosystems in Africa. This is particularly evident in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where conservation is intended to recover wildlife […]
June 1, 2022

Future-making and scalar politics in a resource frontier: Energy projects in northern Kenya

Abstract This contribution explores conflicts in the context of energy-related investments and infrastructure projects in Kenya’s arid and semiarid north. Over the past decade or so […]
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