ZEF e newsletter 1/2017

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Book lounch with Professor Holm Tiessen, Director of the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research in Uruguay and ZEF Board member, on "Translating Science into Action". September 14, 2016. [more]

Workshop on "Civilizing Resource Investments and Extractive Industries: Societal Negotiations and the Role of Law". September 22-23, 2016. [register]

Final conference - FOODSECURE "Policies that matter". October 12, 2016. The Square, Brussels. [more]

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ZEF again ranked among the world's leading Think Tanks
February 2017. In the 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report of the University of Pennsylvania, ZEF was again ranked among the world's leading think tanks. [more]
Call open for 2017 GGCDS PhD-Course in Development Studies
January 2017. The Ghanaian-German Centre for Development Studies (GGCDS) offers seven PhD-Positions at the University of Ghana, starting in August 2017. Qualified persons can apply for a four-year full-time PhD Program in Development Studies as of August 2017. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2017. [more]
Food Monitor Launch at the International Green Week in Berlin
January 2017. The Food Monitor website was launched on Sunday, January 29, 2017. The Food Monitor is an early warning system providing near to real-time information about global market developments, food price volatility and global food supplies. [more]
Think Tanks appeal to G20 Ministers of Agriculture for new action toward ending hunger and sustainable agriculture
January 16, 2017. Research leaders coming together under the T20, a network of Think Tanks from the G20 countries, call for new policies for sustainable water and land use in order to achieve food security for all. In a policy brief prepared for the gathering of G20 Agriculture Ministers during the Green Week in Berlin, January 20-22, 2017, they stress that sustainable agriculture can only be achieved if land, water and energy are considered jointly in policies, not in isolation.[more]
ZEF's Annual Report 2015/2016 just published
December 2016. Our ZEF Annual Report highlights research findings of our main research themes and projects. [more]
Article in Science journal with ZEF contribution on Earth's "roadless areas"
December 2016. A new global map of roadless areas shows that the Earth’s surface is shattered by roads into more than 600,000 fragments. ZEF senior researcher Lisa Biber-Freudenberger contributed to the results. [more]
Chinese delegation at ZEF
November 2016. Prof. Dr. Eva Youkhana welcomed delegates from the Chinese Institute for International Studies (CIIS) exchange of expertise and discussions. [more]
Ghana’s Developing Petroleum Sector – Examining Two Sides of the Same Coin
October 2016. Development efforts reached a turning point when oil and gas offshores were discovered on Ghana’s west coast in 2007. In the words of President Mahama, petroleum is the ‘game changer’ for Ghana, which has faced several power crises in the past. [more]
Relative deprivation and occupational choices of rural youth in Africa
October 2016. Seventy percent of the youth in sub-Saharan Africa work in agriculture. A sizeable reduction in youth involvement in farming will have a detrimental impact on agricultural outputs. [more]
Novel restoration strategy of gold mining areas in Colombia
October 2016. Gold mining is considered an axis of development in Colombia. Yet, there is a common perception that the expansion of gold mining has environmental and health impacts, leads to competition over land and water, as well as to the loss of livelihood for farmers. [more]
NutriHAF: Nutrition-sensitive agriculture in Ethiopian biosphere hotspots
October 2016. Fruits and vegetables are significant for a healthy and balanced diet. Agricultural policies and practices should therefore become more ‘nutrition-sensitive’. [more]
Insects meet an increasing demand for alternative animal proteins
October 2016. Scholars project an exponential rise in future demand for animal protein. This demand is currently met by the constant expansion of intensive livestock production. [more]
New insights into the Ganges river basin
October 2016. New book presents an overview of the challenges facing the critically important Ganges river as a water resource for 500 million people. [more]

NutriHAF: Workshop with partners from Ethiopia and Madagascar
September 2016. On September 22-23, a group of researchers from Ethiopia and Madagascar attended at a workshop on participatory and gender-sensitive research. [more]
ZEF Researchers awarded at the 5th African Association of Agricultural Economists (5th AAAE) in Ethiopia
September 2016. ZEF senior researchers Justice Tambo and Oliver Kirui were awarded for their papers during the 5th AAAE at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. [more]

GEWISOLA 2016: ZEF senior researcher won Best Presentation Award
September 2016. Jan Brockhaus won GEWISOLA's "Best Presentation Award" for his paper presentation on "What Drives India's Rice Stocks? Empirical Evidence". [more]

ZEF participated at the Forth Green Growth Knowledge Platform Annual Conference 2016

Josef G. Knoll European Science Award 2016 for ZEF alumnus Abu Hayat Md. Saiful Islam
September 2016. Abu Hayat Md. Saiful Islam (ZEF alumnus from Bangladesh) receives Josef G. Knoll European Science Award 2016 for his dissertation on the impacts of technological innovation on the poor. [more]

Socio-hydrological interactions in the Himalayan region. By Prof. Marcus Nüsser
Bonn Water Lecture at ZEF, January 30, 2017. [more]

Research Seminar and Discussion on Sustainable Energy Access in remote rural areas in developing countries. By Alisher Mirzabaev, Joachim von Braun and Dr. Jörg Peters
ZEF Public Lecture. January 26, 2017 [more]
ZEF @Dies Academicus on One Health – integrative Gesundheitsanalyse an der Schnittstelle Mensch-Tier-Umwelt. By Dr. Walter Bruchhausen and  Timo Falkenberg
Public event. December 7, 2016. [more]
Migration and Development. With European Development Research Network.
Workshop. December 5, 2016. [more]
Migration from Latin America to Spain. By Eva Youkhana.
Public Lecture with VHS. November 14, 2016 [more]
Book Presentation: A Rock Between Hard Places: Afghanistan as an Arena of Regional Insecurity. By Dr. Kristian Berg Harpviken.
Public Lecture. November 2, 2016 [more]
ZEF at UN Day 2016
Public event. October 29, 2016 [more]

FOODSECURE final conference - "Policies that matter"
Conference. October 12, 2016 [more]
Workshop: Civilizing Resource Investments and Extractive Industries. By Wolfram Laube.  
ZEF Public Lecture. September 22 - September 23, 2016 [more]
Water Lecture on Extractivism and the (mis-)management of water resources: Examples from Brazil. By Gustavo Tostes Gazzinelli.   
Bonn Water Lecture at ZEF. September 20, 2016. [more]
Translating science into action. By Prof. Holm Tiessen
Public Lecture. September 14, 2016 [more]
RLC Public Talk on Human Rights and the Empowerment for Change. By Dr. Anwar Fazal, and Glorene A. Das.  
Public Lecture. September 5, 2016 [more]


"Das Geschäft mit dem Hunger - Frühwarnsystem gegen Ernährungskrisen"
In: Taz, 07. February 2017 [more]
"Grün. gelb, rot - Ampel warnt vor Knappheit" - Artikel zum Food Monitor
In: Nachrichtenportal Rhein-Neckar, 06. February 2017 [more]
"Geschäfte mit dem Hunger" - Artikel zum Food Monitor
In: General-Anzeiger, 03. February 2017 [more]
Investitionen mit Hebeleffekt
In: 2030/Welt ohne Hunger/Magazin/Ausgabe 1 [more]
"Gesetze oder Märkte sollen Wasser sparen" - ein Bericht zum Welt-Ernährungsgipfel in Berlin in: Tagesspiegel, 22. January 2017 [more]
Kleinbauern in Afrika“
In: Mobroweb.de, Milch-Marketing, 02. January 2017 [more]
Bioeconomy Council recommends focus areas for research strategy
in: Bioökonmierat, 15. December, 2016 [more]
Abholzung geht weiter”
ZEFc Junior Researcher Johannes Schielein in talks with Christoph König of SWR2 on continuing deforestation in Brazil
In: SWR” Radio, 09. December 2016 [more]
Das Bundesforschungsministerium fördert ein Projekt unter Federführung der Uni Bonn mit 2,9 Millionen Euro
Strive Projekt von Jun. Prof. Jan Börner
In: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Züchtungskunde e.V., 25. October 2016 [more]
Es geht nicht nur um Fluchtursachen“ - Joachim von Braun im Gespräch mit Nana Brink
In: Deutschlandradio Kultur, 11. October 2016 [more]
Welche Konsequenzen hat die biobasierte Wirtschaft?
In: www.vbio.de, General-Anzeiger, 11. October 2016 [more]
"Ein Schiff wird kommen" - Der Aralsee regeniert sich
In: Süddeutsche.de, 03. September 2016 [more]


(since December 2015)
Policies for Food Security in India: An Assessment of Current Policies and Re­form Options. By Marta Kozicka (Poland) on August 31, 2016.
Agricultural transformation and indig­enous communities: Case studies from Southern India. By Divya Swaminathan (India) on August 26,2016.


ZEF Working Papers

153 Smallholder Integration into the Global Shea Nut Commodity Chain in Northern Ghana. Laube, W., Awo, M. & E. Derbile. 2017. [download]
152 Harvesting Solar Power in India. Gulati, A., Manchanda, S. and R. Kacker. 2016. [download]
151 Natural Disasters and Human Mobility. Mbaye, L.M. and K.F. Zimmermann. 2016. [download]
150 The experience and impact of urban floods and pollution in Ebo Town, Greater Banjul Area, in The Gambia. Kavegue, A. and I. Eguavoen. 2016. [download]
You can find all ZEF Working Papers here.


ZEF Discussion Papers

231 Migration when social preferences are ordinal: Steady state population distribution, and social welfare. Stark, O. 2017.  [download]
230 On the train to brain gain in rural China. Zhang, Y. and J.A. Matz. 2017. [download]
229 Evaluating the Impacts of Traditional Biomass Energy Use on Agricultural Production in Sichuan, China. Chen, Q. and A. Mirzabaev. 2016. [download]
228 Social Interactions and Aspirations Formation in Rural Ethiopia. Mekonnen, D.A. 2016. [download]
227 Consensus income distribution. Stark, O., Falniowski, F. and M. Jakubek. 2016. [download]
226 Demographic Dynamics and Long-Run Development: Insights for the Secular Stagnation Debate. Cervellati, M., Sunde, U. and K.F. Zimmermann. 2016. [download]
225 Assessing nexus effects of energy use in rural areas: the case of an inter- and intra-household model for Uttar Pradesh, India. Djanibekov, U. and V. Gaur. 2016. [download]
224 Will a government find it financially easier to neutralize a looming protest if more groups are involved? Stark, O. and E. Zawojska. 2016. [download]
223 On the use of agricultural system models for exploring technological innovations across scales in Africa: A critical review. Rötter, R.P., Sehomi, F.L., Höhn, J.G., Niemi, J.K. and M. van den Berg. 2016. [download]

You can find all ZEF Discussion Papers here.


Further ZEF publications

WASH' Nutrition - practical guidebook on increasing nutritional impact through integration of WASH and nutrition programmes. Mohammad Monirul Hasan. 2017. [download]

Ex-ante technology assessment for inclusive poverty reduction and sustainable productivity growth in agriculture (TIGA): A manual. Malek Mohammad Abdul and Franz Gatzweiler. 2016. [download]


Books and peer-reviewed journal articles

Amoo-Adare E. A. 2017. Teaching to Transgress: Crossroads Perspective and Adventures in (?)-Disciplinarity. In: Katja Mielke and Anna-Katharina Hornidge (eds.): Area Studies at the Crossroads: Knowledge Production after the Mobility Turn. Palgrave Macmillan. [more]
Delgado-Aguilar MaJ, Konold W & Schmitt CB. 2017. Community mapping of ecosystem services in tropical rainforest of Ecuador. Ecological Indicators, 73: 400-471.
Eyshi Rezaei, E., S. Siebert, F. Ewert. 2017. Climate and management interaction cause diverse crop phenology trends. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 233: 55-70. [more]
Guo L, Luedeling E, Koerner SE, He JS, Xu J, Wang M, Li W, Jin J, Gang C, Su J, Luo R, Chen J, Cheng J. 2017. Critical climate periods for grassland productivity on China’s Loess Plateau. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 233: 101-109. [more]
Förster, J., Downsborough, L., Chomba, M. J. 2017. When Policy Hits Practice: Structure, Agency and Power in South African Water Governance. Society & Natural Resources, [more]
Krasilnikov P., A. Sorokin, A. Mirzabaev, O. Makarov, A. Strokov and S. Kiselev. 2017. Economics of Land Degradation to Estimate Capital Value of Soil in Eurasia. Global Soil Security. [more]
Noulèkoun F., Lamers J.P.A., Naab J., Khamzina A.. 2017. Shoot and root responses of woody species to silvicultural management for afforestation of degraded croplands in the Sudano-Sahelian zone of Benin. Forest Ecology and Management, 385: 254–263. [ more]
Oyiga BC, Sharma RC, Baum M, Ogbonnaya FC, Léon J, Agim Ballvora. 2017. Allelic variations and differential expressions detected at QTL loci for salt stress tolerance in wheat. Plant, Cell and Environment. [more]
Sakketa, TG. and M. Prowse. 2017. Women, Wealth and Waterborne Disease: Smallholders’ Willingness to Pay for a Multiple-Use Water Scheme in Ethiopia. Journal of Development Studies, ISSN: 0022-0388: 15. [article] [more] [Review]
Sanfo, S., B. Barbier, I.W.P. Dabiré, P.L.G. Vlek, W.M. Fonta, B. Ibrahim and B. Barry. 2017. Rainfall variability adaptation strategies: An ex-ante assessment of supplemental irrigation from farm ponds in southern Burkina Faso. Agricultural Systems, 152: 80-89. [more]
Santos, F., O. Dubovyk and G. Menz. 2017. Monitoring forest dynamics in the Andean Amazon: The applicability of breakpoint detection methods using Landsat time-series and genetic algorithms. Remote Sensing, 9 (1): 68. [more]
Tambo, J.A. and T. Wünscher. 2017. Building farmers' capacity for innovation generation: Insights from rural Ghana. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. [more]
Villamor, GB, Catacutan, DC, Truong, VAT, Thi, LD. 2017. Tree-cover transition in Northern Vietnam from a gender-specific land-use preferences perspective. Land Use Policy, 61: 53-62.  [more]
Adhikari, N and Denich, M. 2016. Dung availability for biogas production in rural Nepal. Journal of Global Ecology and Environment , 3 (4). [more]
Algieri, B. 2016. Conditional price volatility, speculation, and excessive speculation in commodity markets: sheep or hepherd behaviour? International Review of Applied Economics, 30 (2): 210-237.
Amankwah, K., Shtaltovna, A., Kelboro, G. and A.-K. Hornidge. 2016. A critical review of the follow-the-innovation approach: Stakeholder collaboration and agricultural innovation development. African Journal of Rural Development, 1: 35-49. (Open Access) Download [PDF | 114.42KB]
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Awan, U.K., Ibrakhimov, M., Benli, B., Lamers JPA, Liqiat UW. 2016. A new concept of irrigation response units for effective management of surface and groundwater resources: a case study from the multi-country Fergana Valley, Central Asia. Irrigation Science (Irrig Sci), : 1-14. (Open Access) Further Information
Aynekulu, E., R. Aerts, M. Denich, and H.-J. Boehmer. 2016. Plant diversity and regeneration in a disturbed isolated dry Afromontane forest in northern Ethiopia. Folia Geobotanica, DOI: 10.1007/s12224-016-9247-y.
Baumert S., Khamzina A., Vlek P.L.G. 2016. Soil carbon sequestration in Jatropha curcas systems of Burkina Faso. Land Degradation & Development, 27: 1813–1819.
Baylis K., J. Honey‐Rosés, J. Börner, E. Corbera, D. Ezzine‐de‐Blas, P. Ferraro, R. Lapeyre, U.M. Persson, A. Pfaff, S. Wunder. 2016. Mainstreaming impact evaluation in nature conservation. Conservation Letters, 9(1): 58-64. (Open Access) Further Information
Bekchanov M. and JPA Lamers. 2016. Economic costs of reduced irrigation water availability in Uzbekistan (Central Asia). Regional Environmental Change, 16 (8): 2369-2387. Further Information
Bekchanov M., J.P.A. Lamers, A. Bhaduri, M. Lenzen, B. Tischbein. 2016. Input-output model-based water footprint indicators to support IWRM in the irrigated drylands of Uzbekistan, Central Asia. In: Borchardt D., J.J. Bogardi. R.B. Ibisch (eds.): Integrated Water Resources Management: Concept, Research and Implementation. Springer. 147-168. Further Information
Bekchanov M., Lamers JPA. 2016. The Effect of Energy Constraints on Water Allocation Decisions: The Elaboration and Application of a System-Wide Economic-Water-Energy Model (SEWEM). Water, 8: 253. (Open Access) Further Information
Bekchanov, M., C. Ringler, A. Bhaduri and M. Jeuland. 2016. Optimizing Irrigation Efficiency Improvements in the Aral Sea Basin. Water Resources and Economics, 13: 30-45. Further Information
Bhaduri A., J. Bogardi, A. Siddiqi, H. Voigt, C. Vörösmarty, C. Pahl-Wostl, S. E. Bunn, P. Shrivastava, R. Lawford, S. Foster, H. Kremer, F. G. Renaud, A. Bruns and V. R. Osuna. 2016. Achieving sustainables development goals from a water perspective. Frontiers in Environmental Science, doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2016.00064. (Open Access)
Biber-Freudenberger L, J. Ziemacki, H.E.Z. Tonnang, C. Borgemeister. 2016. Future Risks of Pest Species under Changing Climatic Conditions. PloS ONE, 11(4): 17. (Open Access) Further Information
Boansi, D. 2016. Gradually “Disappearing”: A Look at the Status of Area Harvested of Millet in Togo, Determinants and Policy Implications. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, 9(1): 1-16. DOI : 10.9734/AJAEES/2016/22603. (Open Access) Download [PDF | 1.06MB]
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Bobojonov I., E. Berg, J. Franz-Vasdeki, C. Martius and J.P.A. Lamers. 2016. Income and irrigation water use efficiency under climate change: An application of spatial stochastic crop and water allocation model to Western Uzbekistan. Climate Risk Management, DOI: 10.1016/j.crm.2016.05.004 .
Bukari, Kaderi Noagah. 2016. A Concomitant of Conflict and Consensus: Case of a Chieftaincy Succession in Ghana. Peace and Conflict Studies, 23(1): 1-26. (Open Access) Further Information
Börner, J. , Baylis, K., Corbera, E., Ezzine-de-Blas, D., Ferraro, P.J., Honey-Rosés, J., Lapeyre, R., Persson, U.M., Wunder, S.. 2016. Emerging Evidence on the Effectiveness of Tropical Forest Conservation. PLOS ONE , 11(11): e0159152. (Open Access) Further Information
Börner, J., S. Wunder and R. Guidice. 2016. Will up-scaled forest conservation incentives in the Peruvian Amazon produce cost-effective and equitable outcomes?. Environmental Conservation, in press. Further Information
Callo-Concha D., M. Denich, J. P. A. Lamers, A. Schwachula, A.-K. Hornidge, A. Khamzina & C. Borgemeister. 2016. Bridging science and development: lessons learnt from two decades of development research. Agroforestry Systems, DOI: 10.1007/s10457-016-0008-y. Further Information
Camacho-Villa, T.C., Almekinders, C., Hellin, J., Martinez-Cruz, T.E., Rendon-Medel, R., Guevara-Hernández, F., Beuchelt, T.D. and B. Govaerts. 2016. The evolution of the MasAgro hubs: responsiveness and serendipity as drivers of agricultural innovation in a dynamic and heterogeneous context. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 22 (5): 455-470. (Open Access) Download [PDF | 1.58MB]
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Chen Q., H. Yang, T. Liu and L. Zhang. 2016. Household biomass energy choice and its policy implications on improving rural livelihoods in Sichuan, China. Energy Policy, 93: 291-302.
Chen W, Lau CKM, Boansi D and Bilgin MH. 2016. Effects of trade cost on the textile and apparel market: evidence from Asian countries. Journal of The Textile Institute, 107 (10): 1-16. Further Information
Conrad C, Lamers JPA, Ibragimov N, Loew F, Martius C. 2016. Analyzing irrigated crop rotation patterns in arid Uzbekistan by the means of remote sensing: A case study on post-Soviet agricultural land use. Journal of Arid Environments , 124: 150-159.
Conrad C., Kaiser BO, Lamers JPA. 2016. Quantifying water volumes of small lakes in the inner Aral Sea Basin, Central Asia, and their potential for reaching water and food security. Environmental Earth Sciences , 75: 951-976.
Dah-gbeto, A and Villamor GB. 2016. Gender and land use under climate variability in Northern Benin. Ambio, 45: 297-308. (Open Access) Download [PDF | 1.65MB]
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Denise Margaret S. Matias, Julia Leventon, Anna-Lena Rau, Christian Borgemeister, and Henrik von Wehrden. 2016. A review of ecosystem service benefits from wild bees across social contexts. Ambio, doi: 10.1007/s13280-016-0844-z. Further Information
Diriba D., H. Azadi, F. Senbeta, K. Abebe, F. Taheri, T. Stellmacher. 2016. Urban sprawl and its impacts on land use change in Central Ethiopia. Journal of Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 16: 132-141.
Djalilov B., Khamzina A., Hornidge A.-K., Lamers J.P.A. 2016. Exploring constraints and incentives for the adoption of agroforestry practices on degraded cropland in Uzbekistan. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 59(1): 142-162.
Djanibekov U., G.B. Villamor, K. Dzhakypbekova and J. Xu. 2016. Adoption of Sustainable Land Uses in Post-Soviet Central Asia: The Case for Agroforestry. Sustainability, 8 (10): 1030.
Djanibekov U., Khamzina A. 2016. Stochastic economic assessment of afforestation on marginal land in irrigated farming system. Environmental and Resource Economics, 63(1): 95-117.
Djanibekov, U and Villamor, G.B. 2016. Market-based instruments for risk-averse farmers: rubber agroforest conservation in Jambi Province, Indonesia. Environment and Development Economics, https://doi.org/10.1017/S1355770X16000310: 1-23.
Djanibekov, U., Villamor, G.B., Dzhakypbekova, K., Chamberlain, J. and Xu, J. 2016. Adoption of sustainable land uses in post-Soviet Central Asia: the case for agroforestry. Sustainability, 8(10): 1030. (Open Access) Download [PDF | 429.04KB]
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Dubovyk O., Menz G., Khamzina A. 2016. Land suitability assessment for afforestation with Elaeagnus angustifolia L. in degraded agricultural areas of the lower Amu Darya River Basin. Land Degradation and Development, 27: 1831–1839.
Ekesi, S., De Meyer, M., Mohamed, S.A., Virgilio, M. and C. Borgemeister. 2016. Taxonomy, Ecology, and Management of Native and Exotic Fruit Fly Species in Africa. Annual Review of Entomology, 61: 219-238.
El-Chichakli, B., J. von Braun, C. Lang, D. Barben. 2016. Five cornerstones of a global bioeconomy. Nature, Volume: 535, doi:10.1038/535221a: 221–223 – Comment (14 July 2016). (Open Access) Further Information
Eshtawi, T., M. Evers, B. Tischbein and B. Diekkrüger. 2016. Integrated hydrologic modeling as a key for sustainable urban water resources planning. Water Research, : doi:10.1016/j.watres.2016.05.061. Further Information
Noulekoun, F., Emiru, B., Chude, S., Zenebe A., 2016. Characterization of Faidherbia albida (Del.) A. Chev. population in agroforestry parklands in the highlands of Northern Ethiopia: impact of conservation, environmental factors and human disturbances. Agroforestry Systems, DOI: 10.1007/s10457-016-9910-6: 1-13.
Fosu‑Mensah, B. Y. and  Mensah, M. 2016. The effect of phosphorus and nitrogen fertilizers on grain yield, nutrient uptake and use efficiency of two maize (Zea mays L.) varieties under rain fed condition on Haplic Lixisol in the forest‑savannah transition zone of Ghana. Environ Syst Res, 5: 22.
Fosu‑Mensah, B.Y., Okoffo, E.D. and M. Mensah. 2016. Synthetic Pyrethroids Pesticide Residues in Soils and Drinking Water Sources from Cocoa Farms in Ghana. Environment and Pollution, 5 (1): 60-72.
Gebauer J, Adam YO, Cuní Sanchez A, Darr D, Eltahir MES, Fadl KEM, Fernsebner G, Frei M, Habte TY, Hammer K, Mahmoud TE, Hunsche M, Johnson H, Kordofani M, Krawinkel M, Kugler F, Luedeling E, Maina A, Mithöfer D, Munthali CRY, Noga G, North R, Owino WO, P. 2016. Africa’s wooden elephant: the baobab tree (Adansonia digitata L.) in Sudan and Kenya – a review. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 63: 377-399. Further Information
Getnet Tadeke, Asrat Ayalew, & Michael Levinsohn. 2016. (Re) building Livelihoods of Communities Confronting HIV and AIDS in Ethiopia. Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review, 32(1): 63-91.
Ghazaryan, G., O. Dubovyk, N. Kussul and G. Menz. 2016. Towards an Improved Environmental Understanding of Land Surface Dynamics in Ukraine Based on Multi-Source Remote Sensing Time-Series Datasets from 1982 to 2013. Remote Sensing, 8 (8): 617.
Grizzetti, B., D. Lanzanova, C. Liquete, A. Reynaud, A.C. Cardoso. 2016. Assessing water ecosystem services for water resource management. Environmental Science & Policy, 61: 194-203. Further Information
Haile, M. G., Kalkuhl, M., and von Braun, J. 2016. Worldwide Acreage and Yield Response to International Price Change and Volatility: A Dynamic Panel Data Analysis for Wheat, Rice, Corn, and Soybeans. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 98(1): 172-190. (Open Access) Further Information
Haile, M. G., Brockhaus, J., Kalkuhl, M. 2016. Short-term acreage forecasting and supply elasticities for staple food commodities in major producer countries. Agricultural and Food Economics , 17(4): 1-23. (Open Access) Further Information
Hennecke, A; Mueller-Lindenlauf, M; García, C; Fuentes, A; Riegelhaupt, E; Hellweg,S. 2016. Optimizing water-, carbon and land use footprint of bioenergy production in Mexico - Six case studies and nationwide implications. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining. Further Information
Huge J., K. Vande Velde, F. Benitez-Capistros, J.H. Japay, B. Satyanarayana, M.N. Ishak, M. Quispe-Zuniga, B.H. Mohd Lokman, I. Sulong, N. Koedam and F. Dahdouh-Guebas. 2016. Mapping discourses using Q methodology in Matang Mangrove Forest, Malaysia. Journal of Environmental Management, 10. (Open Access) Download [PDF | 542.29KB]
Ibrahim B., D. Wisser, B. Barry, T. Fowe and A. Aduna. 2016. Hydrological predictions for small ungauged watersheds in the Sudanian zone of the Volta basin in West Africa. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 4: 386-397.
Iniesta-Arandia, I., F. Ravera, S. Buechler, I. Dıaz-Reviriego, M.E. Fernandez-Gimenez, M.G. Reed, M.Thompson-Hall, H. Wilmer, L. Aregu, P. Cohen, H. Djoudi, S. Lawless, B. Martın-Lopez, T. Smucker, G.B. Villamor, E.E. Wangui. 2016. A synthesis of convergent reflections, tensions and silences in linking gender and global environmental change research. Ambio, 45 (Suppl. 3): 383-393.
Jochen Dürr. 2016. The political economy of agriculture for development today: the "small versus large" scale debate revisited. Agricultural Economics, 47: 671-681.
Karabulut, A., B. Egoh, D. Lanzanova, B. Grizzetti, G. Bidoglio, L. Pagliero, F. Bouraoui, A. Aloe, A. Reynaud, J. Maes, I. Vandecasteele, S. Mubareka. 2016. Mapping water provisioning services to support the water-food-energy-ecosystem nexus in the Danube river basin. Ecosystem Services, 17: 278-292. Further Information
Khamzina A, Lamers JPA, Martius C.. 2016. Above and – belowground litter stocks and decay at a multi-species afforestation site of arid, saline soil. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, 104: 187-199. Further Information
Khamzina A., Lamers J.P.A., Martius C. 2016. Above- and belowground litter stocks and decay at a multi-species afforestation site on arid, saline soil. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, 104(2): 187-199. Further Information
Kihiu, E.N. 2016. Basic capability effect: Collective management of pastoral resources in southwestern Kenya. Ecological Economics, 123: 23-34.
Laube, W.. 2016. What Makes Kofi Run? Changing Aspirations and Cultural Models of Success in Northern Ghana. AnthropoChildren, 6: 1-25. (Open Access) Further Information
Lenny Martini. 2016. Knowledge Sharing in a Creative City. Procedia Computer Science , No. 99 (2016): 79-90. (Open Access) Further Information
Liquete, C., N. Cid Puey, D. Lanzanova, B. Grizzetti, A. Reynaud. 2016. Perspectives on the link between ecosystem services and biodiversity: the assessment of the nursery function. Ecological Indicators, 63: 249-257. Further Information
Lisa Biber-Freudenberger, Jasmin Ziemacki, Henri E. Z. Tonnang, Christian Borgemeister. 2016. Future Risks of Pest Species under Changing Climatic Conditions. PLOS ONE, : 17. (Open Access) Further Information
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