Door: Paul Hebinck Volkskrant, Voedselzaken (Maart 2018) Afrika’s probleem is niet per se Afrika zelf, maar diegenen die met alle goede bedoelingen van dien denken het probleem van Afrika te kunnen oplossen: landbouwexperts, adviseurs, beleidsmakers en wetenschappers, waaronder mijn collega’s van de Wageningen Universiteit. Hun duur betaalde adviezen zijn bijna in alle gevallen afkomstig uit … Continue reading Afrika’s problem is niet per se Africa zelf
Prof. Bram Büscher, Dr. Robert Fletcher, Dr. Pieter de Vries, and Dr. Jessica de Koning visited Massey University in New Zealand last February. In the previous years, Massey University has regularly visited Wageningen so the time had come to return the favour and organize a SDC-visit to New Zealand. For 2 days, the Massey School of … Continue reading Visit to New Zealand
In the Kruger to Canyon (K2C) region, South Africa, there are two big phenomena of which the interactions have so far hardly been researched: tourism and the rhino poaching crisis. Based on four field trips to South Africa in 2016/17, totalling about 3 months, I have investigated these links, and here I wish to present some first ideas.
Kakuma refugee camp in Northern Kenya is emblematic for the debate about the ambiguous phenomenon of the protracted refugee camp. This can be depicted as both an emergency measure with its perils and plight on the one hand, and its longevity, development and normalisation on the other. With its origin in 1992, located in the … Continue reading The camp beyond the city. Blog by Bram Jansen