3-year PhD position on Ethnobotanical knowledge for sustainable food system development in Africa
APPLY BY APRIL 6, 2021.
The Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric), Faculty of Landscape and Society at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 3-year PhD-position in International Environment and Development Studies.
Sub‐Saharan Africa has some of the highest hidden hunger in the world, with acute nutritional deficiencies exacerbated by climate change. Crop diversification can provide a wide range of healthier foods and support more resilient food systems. There is an increasing recognition that Neglected and Underutilised Species (NUS) can help diversify farming systems and diets and generate more climate-resilient food production. For some NUS, the conservation of their genetic resources might be at stake, as the biodiversity-rich food production systems that still exist in parts of Africa are now threatened by a trend towards dietary homogenization.