RLC Bonn graduate publishes article in The Journal of Modern African Studies

RLC Bonn PhD graduate Dr. Willis Okumu has published an article in The Journal of Modern African Studies in September 2017. The paper deals with livestock raids and pastoralist’s competition over water and pastures in north-western Kenya. It argues that you can find manifestation of local ethnic political conetests and …

Cattle Raids in Northern Kenya

by Willis Okumu Cattle Raids and Victimhood at the Household Level: Experiences of Pastoralists Women in Northern Kenya The culture of cattle raiding is a shared practice across the Karamoja Cluster. Pastoralists within this geographical area not only share territory but also use cattle for various significant life events such …

Economics of Land Degradation and Improvement – A Global Assessment for Sustainable Development

by Ephraim Nkonya, Alisher Mirzabaev and Joachim von Braun This book on Economics of Land Degradation and Improvement provides withvaluable knowledge and information both at the global, regional, and national levels on the costs of land degradation and benefits of taking action against land degradation. A key advantage of this …

Social Safety Nets for Food and Nutritional Security in India

by Sudha Narayanan and Nicolas Gerber This paper brings together existing literature on the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNRGEA) and the Public Distribution System (PDS) in India, offering a narrative review of the evidence on impacts on food security, health and nu trition of beneficiaries. Bothprograms operate …

A rights-based food security principle for biomass sustainability standards and certification systems

by Anna Mohr, Tina Beuchelt, Rafael Schneider and Detlef Virchow With the shift from petroleum-based to biomass-based economies, global biomass demand and trade is growing. This trend could become a threat to food security. Though rising concerns about sustainability aspects have led to the development of voluntary certification standards to …

Tapping Potentials of Innovation for Food Security and Sustainable Agricultural Growth: An Africa-Wide Perspective

by Christine Husmann, Joachim von Braun, Ousmane  Badiane, Yemi Akinbamijo, Fatunbi O. Abiodun and Detlef Virchow While in the past, increased use of inputs and expansion of agricultural land accounted for a good part of agricultural growth in Africa, improvements in productivity will need to be a major driver of growth …

Conflict over Ltungai Conservancy: A Case of Fatal Competition over Grazing Land and Water among the Samburu and Pokot in north-western Kenya

by Willis Okumu PhD student at the RLC Campus Bonn, published a working paper  on “Conflict over Ltungai Conservancy: A Case of Fatal Competition over Grazing Land and Water among the Samburu and Pokot in north-western Kenya”, in: Mulugeta Gebrehiwot Berhe (eds.) “A Delicate Balance Land Use, Minority Rights and Social …