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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

October 26, 2021

Upcoming workshop: 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 […]
September 28, 2021

Upcoming workshop: Unconscious bias in science

Science is a place of bright minds. What counts is qualification, performance, and the best argument. Of course, these aspects should be considered regardless of gender, […]
September 10, 2021

Recipient award: Female researcher’s grant 2021

The gender board is pleased to announce that Romie Vonkie Nghitevelekwa has been chosen for the Female Researcher’s Grant 2021 with her research project “From subsistence […]

LATEST PUBLICATIONS

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 […]
September 8, 2021

Conservation with elevated elephant densities

Nature conservation and restoration in terrestrial ecosystems is often focused on increasing the numbers of megafauna, expecting them to have positive impacts on ecological self-regulation processes […]
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