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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

September 27, 2022

Call for Papers: Infrastructure and Conflict in the Greater Horn of Africa

9:00am – 4:00pm, Thursday 27 October 2022, School of Humanities, United States International University, Nairobi, Kenya (virtual and in-person attendance)   Infrastructure development has experienced a […]
September 20, 2022

Riverboat Turned Science Centre: CRC Exhibit Voyages Through Germany

The Collaborative Research Center (CRC) “Future Rural Africa” is one of several exhibitors on the “MS Wissenschaft”, a floating science centre on a former transportation ship […]
September 15, 2022

Public Lecture Series UNAM, Windhoek (20-22 September 2022)

In light of the CRC Kick-Off event for the second funding phase, University of Namibia, University of Cologne and University of Bonn present this three day […]

LATEST PUBLICATIONS

September 21, 2022

Rural livelihoods, community-based conservation, and human–wildlife conflict: Scope for synergies?

Abstract Halting biodiversity loss is a major contemporary challenge. Nature protection can help conserve biodiversity, but increasing wildlife numbers inside protected areas and shrinking habitats intensify […]
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 […]
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