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E-mail: nina.holmelin@cicero.oslo.no

My research interests lie in adaptive capacity to climate change and other large-scale changes, agriculture, sustainability, food security and development. As a human geographer, I do fieldwork and use mainly qualitative methods.

My work mainly concerns adaptive capacity, flexibility, innovation and food security in small-scale farming systems, in the face of climate change and other large-scale changes. Topics discussed in my PhD project are potentials and barriers to adaptation under climate change in Himalayan farming, gender relations and decision-making within the household, and the logic, meanings and values of subsistence production. The relations between rural development, climate, markets for food and labor and migration inform my work.

I am a human geographer and use mainly qualitative methods including case studies and intensive fieldwork methods. Inter-disciplinary research and mixed methods are important to me and I have some background in anthropology, development economics, political science, sociology and system dynamics in addition to my specialization as a geographer.  I have fieldwork experience from Nepal, Peru, Estonia and Norway and I have worked with food production and food security in Malawi. I am also engaged in global production, distribution and trade of food, as well as transitions in Norwegian agricultural systems towards social, environmental and climate sustainability.

Projects

  • Sis-klimat- Climate transitions in the Norwegian food system How can the Norwegian food production - consumption system be changed towards sustainable production of more climate friendly food? This overarching question targets opportunities for climate change adaptation and emission reductions, but also looks for co-benefits for, and stronger links between, producers and consumers.

Publications and outreach at CICERO

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Journal article

2019

2013

Report/dissertation

2019

Part of a book/report

2017

Conference lecture and academic presentation

2019

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Web articles

  • Fleksible bønder i Himalaya Bønder i høyfjellet i Nepal har mulighet til å veksle raskt mellom forskjellige typer avlinger og inntektskilder. Denne fleksibiliteten gjør dem bedre i stand til å tilpasse seg varierende klimaforhold og gjør dem mindre sårbare for klimaendringer.
  • Folk i Himalaya trenger isbreene Smelting av breer som ligger under 6000 meters høyde skaper problemer for bønder i Himalaya.
  • Population growth is moving in a climate-friendly direction Higher living standards have led to a slow-down in global population growth. This is good news for the climate because it will lead to lower growth in carbon emissions, say scientists at CICERO Center for International Climate Research.
  • The Himalayan Climate and Water Atlas Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources in Five of Asia’s Major River Basins