Norwegian University of Life Sciences

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Geographic scope: Global or non-European
Country: Norway
Type of Institution: University / higher education
Name in original language: Norges Miljø- og Biovitenskapelige Universitet (NMBU)
Legal status: Public
Name of the Department: School of Economics and Business
Role of record creator in institution / department: Employee / consultant with a good idea of research capacities of the institution
Climate-relevant agricultural research
Climate change research in my institution / department is linked to agricultural research areas: Yes
Description of climate-relevant ag research: Much is related to agriculture in developing countries: - Mitigation: agriculture, forest and climate (REDD+) - Adaptation: socioeconomic impacts of climate change
Main / core research areas: Adaptation to climate change, Climate change mitigation, Climate policies, CC in agricultural systems - forestsVery important research areas: Monitoring - Emissions monitoring and reporting, Risks of present and future weather-driven disasters, Impacts of climate change, CC in agricultural systems - arable land, cropping systemsRelatively important areas: Monitoring of climate and climate change, Monitoring - Meteorological observations, Monitoring - Hydrological observations, Monitoring - Climatological services, CC in agricultural systems - agriculture greenhouse gas emissions, CC in agricultural systems - fisheries, CC in agricultural systems - hydroponic, CC in agricultural systems - mixed, CC in agricultural systems - land, soils and territory, CC in agricultural systems - water managementResearch level in your institution / department in the climate-related areas: Master or equivalent / ISCED 7, Doctoral or equivalent / ISCED 8, Post-doc
Number of researchers in climate-related areas: Below 10
Average yearly expenditure in your institution / department on climate change research in recent years (EUR): 50,000 - 100,000
Type of funding sources for your climate-related research: Bilateral agenciesResearch focus: Development focused, linkages with the SouthCollaborations with other organizations: Farmers, cooperatives and agricultural workers, Rural advisory services, University / higher educationCollaborations with other countries: Brazil, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Malawi, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia
Successful projects: Several REDD+ projects, in collaboration with CIFOR. Project on climate adaptation in Ethiopia.
Major needs of your institution / department to increase the impact of climate research: Funding for hiring PhDs and post docs
What is the current trend of interest in climate-related research in your institution?: Increasing: both researchers and funding bodies are increasingly interested
What are your institution's plans regarding climate-related research?: Keeping the current level of activity