Projects

NIBIO is a project driven research institute and collects approximately 100 million NOK annually in project funding from both national and international sources. A lot of activity is carried out through EU and EEA-projects and we also participate in research projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America. NIBIO coordinates several large international projects with a particular focus on food security and climate change. The list of projects is not complete.

Projects

Landbruksfilm M Haarr resized

Division of Environment and Natural Resources

DGRADE - Constraints to degradation of biodegradable plastics in terrestrial systems


There is an increasing interest in plastics, both as a resource and as a pollutant. Climate change and environmental concerns have boosted the development of biodegradable plastics, spanning from disposable food containers to waste bags and agricultural mulch films. But how fast do these products degrade in Nordic soils and waste streams?

Active Updated: 13.06.2022
End: dec 2022
Start: jan 2020
IMG_1570

Division of Environment and Natural Resources

FARMS4Biodiversity: Farmer-led Agroecological Research in Malawi using Scenarios for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services


Farms4Biodiversity is an ambitious, interdisciplinary, multi-scalar project designed to address biodiversity conservation, support ecosystem services and improve food security under scenarios of land-use change in the Global South. The project is being implemented in the Northern part of Malawi.

Active Updated: 13.11.2020
End: nov 2022
Start: dec 2018
IMG_10011

Division of Environment and Natural Resources

RESILIENCE: Building Climate Resilience of Indian Smallholders through Sustainable Intensification and Agroecological Farming Systems to Strengthen Food and Nutrition Security


The overall goal of the project is to improve agricultural productivity, adaptive capacity and livelihoods of smallholders to climate and economic changes. This will be done by building resilience and strengthening the agri-product market value chains.

Active Updated: 05.03.2021
End: sep 2022
Start: oct 2018
IMG_2117

Division of Environment and Natural Resources

Greenhouse gas emissions from biogas digestate applications to rice production systems


Digestate, organic residues from biogas production, are good fertilizers. However, application of digestate can stimulate greenhouse gas production. Greenhouse gas emission from rice production is particularly problematic, because rice is grown flooded. This project, RICEDIG aims to find how digestate application affect greenhouse gas emissions in flooded rice production systems.

Active Updated: 04.01.2022
End: sep 2022
Start: oct 2018