West Africa Nodal Office (GLP-NOWA)

Scientific and Innovation Pole

University Felix Houphouet Boigny (UFHB)
Ivory Coast

Focus on: Research and training on land systems and related discipline (Climate Change, Biodiversity, and landscape ecology) at the national and regional levels, on behalf of the GLP and Future Earth.

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July 18, 2022

We are pleased to announce the Call for Panel for the XIX Biennial IASC Conference 2023. The IASC has been shaping the debate on alternative development pathways by way of putting the commons center stage. In times of profound crises, we have seen states being caught up in emergency mode. This unfolds, among others, in a tendency to respond within national borders, and it has brought the importance of building genuine resilience that leaves no one behind. Deadline: 1 September 2022

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June 1, 2022

A new paper in Ecology and Society proposes and discusses how strategic spatial planning could play a role in governing land-use frontiers and support the socially, economically, and ecologically sustainable future of rural communities, whilst addressing broader land-use challenges in frontier contexts.

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April 21, 2022

A new article in Ecology and Society investigates how successive waves of actors are driving land-use change in Niassa, Mozambique.

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January 25, 2022

In a new paper in Ambio, the authors use firm- and actor-level interview and spatial data from transnational agriculture and forestry investments in Southern and Eastern Africa to distinguish four types of locations preferred by investors with varied skillsets and market reach (i.e., track record), across gradients of resource frontiers and agglomeration economies. They find that investors with extensive track records are more likely to expand the land use frontier, but likely to better survive the high transaction costs of the pre-commercial frontier, and point to the risks of promoting overly simplistic narratives.

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