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

November 25, 2021

CRC-TRR 228 Receives research funding for additional 4 years

Bonn, Germany, 25 November, 2021 The Collaborative Research Center (CRC-TRR 228), Future Rural Africa project has received the funding approval for an additional four years (2022 […]
November 10, 2021

Why the idea of ‘African time’ keeps on ticking

“African time” delivers more hits on internet searches than “African nature” or “African people”. This shows that people seem to need to feed a stereotype. As […]
October 26, 2021

Upcoming workshop 18/11/21: Socioecological changes and conflicting visions

The wake of large infrastructural projects across Africa has opened up a vibrant debate on the consequent social, economic and political changes. Notably, market and resource […]

LATEST PUBLICATIONS

November 3, 2021

Territorialising conservation: Community-based approaches in Kenya and Namibia

Community-based Conservation seeks to strike a balance between nature conservation and economic growth by establishing spatial and institutional settings that maintain and even regain biodiversity while […]
October 18, 2021

The ethnicized politics of anticipation surrounding an infrastructure corridor

This work analyses the politics of anticipation and ensuing fears, tensions, and conflicts in relation to Kenya’s Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor which is to […]
September 21, 2021

Land-use and Land-cover Changes in Pastoral Drylands

The ongoing fragmentation of pastoral drylands is a matter of concern throughout Africa. Using the example of rangelands in northern Baringo County, Kenya, that were under […]
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