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

December 21, 2021

DAAD Doctoral scholarship for international students

The Graduate School of Geosciences (GSGS) at the University of Cologne in conjunction with the Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), is […]
December 20, 2021

We are hiring: Doctoral and post-doctoral vacancies

The Collaborative Research Center 228, Future Rural Africa Project, in conjunction with the Universities of Bonn and Cologne are recruiting for the following Doctoral and Post-Doctoral […]
December 13, 2021

Kenyan-based senior researchers join CRC as Principle Investigators

‘Incorporating African scholars in the PI capacity at the CRC is reflective of the much-needed inclusivity and forward-thinking mindset required in academia today…,’ says Hellen Kamiri, […]

LATEST PUBLICATIONS

January 12, 2022

Ecological shocks and non-cognitive skills: Evidence from Kenya

Abstract Non-cognitive skills such as locus of control (LOC) and self-efficacy have been theoretically shown to influence behavioural and economic decision-making. While this effect has been […]
January 10, 2022

An argument for place-based agricultural policies exemplified in Zambezi region, Namibia

This article outlines the importance of place-based policies derived from knowledge on local realities. Through an analysis of maize policies and their impact on the Zambezi […]
January 4, 2022

Estimating woody biomass aboveground in disturbance-prone ecosystems

Almost one-third of global drylands are open forests and savannas, which are typically shaped by frequent natural disturbances such as wildfire and herbivory. Studies on ecosystem […]
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