Department of Food and Resource Economics - IFRO – University of Copenhagen

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On track: spontaneous privatization of public urban land in Indonesia

(abstract) The history of land control in Indonesia is over-whelmingly one of colonial conquest, government en-closure and expropriation of traditional property rights. However, beneath these great transformations, counter-currents also flow. Encroach-ment on state land and its gradual privatization by ordinary people sometimes gnaw at government property. Through a series of small, sometimes innocuous actions, people manage to undo the previous ownership regime. more >>

Latest defended PhD Theses

Ranaivo Andriarilala Rasolofoson
defended the thesis 30 May 2016:
Impacts of Community Forest Management and strictly protected areas on deforestation and human well-being in Madagascar

Anna Filyushkina
defended the thesis 23 May 2016:
Ecosystem Services and Forest Management in the Nordic Countries

Aleksandrs Smilgins
defended the thesis 7 April 2016:
Allocation Problems and Market Design

Ahmad Romadhoni Surya Putra
defended the thesis 15
March 2016:
Transfer of Biogas Technology to Support the Mixed Crops and Livestock Farming System in Indonesia

Kia Ditlevsen
defended the thesis 25 February 2016:
Tracing early interventions on childhood overweight


See earlier defended PhD theses at IFRO

Tax on unhealthy fats

In a recent article in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers from the Department of Food and Resource Economics together with colleagues from Oxford show that the Danish saturated fat tax did have a positive impact on the nation’s health, despite what has been said by its critics. Go to the University of Oxford to read more >>

The bushmeat trade in Africa

Read Martin Reinhardt Nielsens comment based on research results about the bushmeat trade in the Kilombero Valley of Tanzania. He asks: is strict law enforcement towards poachers the answer to the complex problem where the bushmeat trade threatens wildlife populations in many parts of Africa compromising the integrity of protected areas, conservation of biodiversity and the future of rural households that depend on wildlife as a source of income or protein? Read the comment here >>