Research Stories

Here you can find blog posts and first hand accounts from our researchers.

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[DE] “Future Rural Africa” im Potsdamer Universitätsmagazin “Portal”: Zukunftsvisionen für das ländliche Afrika – Über Landwirtschaft, Naturschutz und die Savanne als Kohlenstoffspeicher

In der ersten Ausgabe von 2023 berichtet das Potsdamer Universitätsmagazin “Portal” über die Arbeit des Sonderforschungsbereiches (SFB-TRR 228) ”Future Rural Africa” und insbesondere über das Teilprojekt A01 “Future Carbon Storage”, das sich mit der Zukunftsgestaltung im …

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Feedback workshops on horticulture regional value chain development in the Zambezi region, Namibia – bringing local actors in agriculture and nature conservation together to discuss future development pathways

By Carolin Hulke, Project C01 Future in Chains Nature-based tourism and agriculture – a contradiction? The Zambezi region in north-eastern Namibia is part of the transnational Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA), which has gained recognition …

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A West African in East Africa: Doing research on renewable-energy projects in Kenya

By Frankline Ndi, Project C02 Energy Futures It was a very exciting experience visiting Kenya for the first time. My exploratory visit lasted for one month, from 11 November 2022 to 10 December 2022, during …

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Reconciling East-African wetland conservation with human needs – Managing uncertainties in environmental policy design

By Matthias Langensiepen, CRC Project A03 Agro Futures East-African and German wetland scientists and policy-makers established a new environmental policy-framework for reconciling East-African wetland conservation with human needs. Fundamental questions were discussed: What is the …

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GRÓ GTP 2022 Fellows excursion in a geothermal field in Iceland

Why am I conducting field research in Iceland when I’m employed by the CRC-TRR 228 Future Rural Africa?

By Julia Wummel, Project C02 Energy Futures The project I am working on is called C02 “Energy Futures” – in my PhD project I focus on the Kenyan community of geothermal experts. Kenya is a …

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