UFP Publications

Werner, S., Kätzl, K., Wichern, M., Buerkert, A., Steiner, C. and Marschner, B. (2018) Agronomic benefits of biochar as a soil amendment after its use as waste water filtration medium. Environmental Pollution 233, 561-568. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2017.10.048

Häring, V., Manka'busi, D., Akoto-Danso, E.K., Werner, S., Atiah, K., Steiner, C., Buerkert, A. and Marschner, B. (2017) Effects of biochar and waste water irrigation on soil properties in West African urban agriculture. Scientific Reports 7(1), 10738. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-10718-y

Roessler,  R., Amprako, L., Sayibu, A.R., Mohammed, A., Menezes, R.C., Hölscher, D., Alenyorege, B., Dei, H.K., Steiner, C. (2017) Effects of false yam tuber meals and charcoal on broiler chicken production and blood parameters. South African Journal of Animal  Science 47(6), 842-853. doi http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/sajas.v47i6.12

Adolwa, I.S., Schwarze, S., Waswa, B., Buerkert, A. (2017) Understanding system innovation adoption: A comparative analysis of integrated soil fertility management uptake in Tamale (Ghana) and Kakamega (Kenya). Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1742170517000485

Brown, M.M., B. Alenyorege, G.A. Teye, R. Roessler (2017) Phenotypic diversity, major genes and production potential of local chickens and guinea fowl in Tamale, northern Ghana. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 30(10), 1372-1381. DOI 10.5713/ajas.17.0145

Stenchly, K., Lippmann, S., Waongo, A., Nyarko, G., & Buerkert, A. (2017). Weed species structural and functional composition of okra fields and field periphery under different management intensities along the rural-urban gradient of two West African cities. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 237, 213-223. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2016.12.028

Stenchly, K., Dao, J., Lompo, D. J. P., & Buerkert, A. (2017). Effects of waste water irrigation on soil properties and soil fauna of spinach fields in a West African urban vegetable production system. Environmental Pollution, 222, 58-63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2017.01.006

Plagemann, J., Mpouam, S.E., Rößler, R., Schlecht, E. (2017) Feeding of dairy cows, beef cattle and pigs in peri-/urban agriculture in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Tropentag, 20.-22.09.2017, Bonn, Germany.

Roessler, R., Chefor, F., Schlecht, E. (2017) Evaluation of the effects of position (standing/ lying) on enteric methane emission of Boer goats as measured by a portable Laser Methane Detector. GfE Conference, 14.-16.03.2017, Göttingen, Germany.

Karg H, Drechsel P, Danso EKA, Glaser R, Nyarko G, Buerkert A (2016) Foodsheds and City Region Food Systems in Two West African Cities. Sustainability, 8(12) doi: http://10.3390/su8121175

Karg H, Bellwood-Howard I, Akoto-Danso EK, Chagomoka T, Schlesinger J, Drescher AW (2016) Rural-urban market connections in Northern Ghana 2016. Rurban Conference 2016, Copenhagen.

Roessler, R., S.E. Mpouam, T. Muchemwa, E. Schlecht (2016) Emerging development pathways of urban livestock production in rapidly growing West Africa cities. Sustainability 8(11), 1199. DOI 10.3390/su8111199

Chagomoka T, Drescher A, Glaser R, Marschner B, Schlesinger J, Nyandoro, G (2016) Women’s dietary diversity scores and childhood anthropometric measurements as indices of nutrition insecurity along the urban-rural continuum in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Food & Nutrition Research 60. doi:10.3402/fnr.v60.29425

Chagomoka T, Unger S, Drescher A, Glaser R, Marschner B, Schlesinger J (2016) Food coping strategies in Northern Ghana. A socio-spatial analysis along the urban-rural continuum. Agriculture & Food Security 5:4.  doi:10.1186/s40066-016-0052-x.

Chagomoka T, Nyandoro G, Afari–Sefa V, Schlesinger J, Nchanji EB (2016) Contribution of vegetables to household diets along the urban – rural continuum in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.  First International Symposium on Poverty, Hidden Hunger and Horticulture & VI International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies, Cairns, Australia.

Chagomoka T, Glaser R, Marschner B, Schlesinger J, Sienso G (2016) Food and Nutrition Insecurity Risk Mapping in Urban and Periurban Areas in West African Cities.  Sixth International Conference on Food Studies, University of California, Berkeley, USA.

Nchanji, E.B., Bellwood-Howard, I., Schareika, N., Chagomoka, T. (2016) Family Farming in Urban and Peri-urban Tamale, Northern Ghana. Tropentag, 18.-21.09.2016, Vienna, Austria.

Brown, M., Teye G., Alenyorege, B., Rössler, R. (2016) Phenotypic characterisation, performances and husbandry conditions of local poultry in (peri) urban households in Tamale, Ghana. Tropentag, 18.-21.09.2016, Vienna, Austria.

Provost, J., Schlecht, E., von Cramon-Taubadel, S., Nantoumé, H., Rössler, R. (2016) Agricultural commercialisation and species diversity of urban livestock in Bamako. Tropentag, 18.-21.09.2016, Vienna, Austria.

Drechsel P, Karg H, Appoh RK, Akoto-Danso EK (2016) Resilience of Rural-Urban Food Flows in West Africa.  International Conference on Agri-Chains and Sustainable Development: Linking Local and Global Dynamics 2016, Montpellier, France.

Shakya M, Steiner C, Häring V, Hansen M, Löwenstein W (2016) Biokohle, Ernährungssicherung und Nahrungsmittelsicherheit in westafrikanischen Städten. Ökologische, ökonomische und soziale Perspektiven. In: W Bommert, S Engler, O Stengel (eds) Die Große Transformation zu einer neuen Nachhaltigkeit im 21 Jahrhundert Band I: Regional, Innovativ und Gesund – Nachhaltige Ernährung als Teil der großen Transformation.

Viljoen, A., Schlesinger, J., Bohn, K., Drescher, A. (2015) Agriculture in urban design and spatial planning. In: de Zeeuw, H. and Drechsel, P. (eds.): Cities and agriculture – Developing resilient urban food systems. Routledge, pp. 88-120. www.ruaf.org/agriculture-urban-design-and-spatial-planning

Akoto-Danso EK, Karg H, Drechsel P, Buerkert A (2015) Nutrient and Virtual Water Flow Analysis for Tamale, Ghana and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Tropentag, Berlin.

Bellwood-Howard I (2015) Agricultural Knowledge Actor-Networks in Northern Ghana.  Association of American Geographers Conference, Chicago, IL, USA.

Bellwood-Howard I (2015) Multiscalar networks of urban vegetable production.  Royal Geographical Society Conference, Exeter, UK.

Bellwood-Howard I (2015) Resilient Urban Agriculture in Tamale, Northern Ghana.  Royal Geographical Society Conference, Exeter, UK.

Bellwood-Howard I, Chimsi E, Abdul-Ganiyu S, Veenhuisen Rv (2015) Urban and peri-urban agriculture in Tamale: A policy narrative.

Bellwood-Howard I, Häring V, Karg H, Roessler R, Schlesinger J, Shakya M (2015) Characteristics of Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture in West Africa: Results of an Exploratory Survey Conducted for the UrbanFoodPlus (UFP) Project in Tamale (Ghana) and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).  IWMI Working Paper 165. IWMI, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Bellwood-Howard I, Häring V, Karg H, Roessler R, Schlesinger J, Shakya M (2015) Characteristics of Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture in West Africa: Results of an Exploratory Survey Conducted in Tamale Ghana) and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). In: IWMI (ed) IWMI Working Paper. IWMI, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Bellwood-Howard I, Nchanji E (2015) The marketing of vegetables produced in an urban setting: implications and challenges. In: A WinklerPrins (ed) Chapter in Global Urban Agriculture: Convergence of Theory and Practice between North and South. CAB International, Wallingford.

Bogweh NE (2015) Land access networks in urban agriculture in Tamale, Ghana.  European Conference on African Studies, Sorbonne, Paris, France.

Bogweh NE, Bellwood-Howard I, Schareika N (2015) Institutional conflict and access to resources in Ghanaian urban and peri-urban agriculture.  Tropentag, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

Bogweh NE, Bellwood-Howard I, Schareika N, Chagomoka T (2015) Excessiveness? Cabbage farmers' reality in urban Tamale, Northern Ghana.  Second International Conference of French Ethnologists and Anthropologists, University of Jean Jaures, Mirail campus, Toulouse, France.

Bogweh NE, Bellwood-Howard I, Schareika N, Glaser R, Chagomoka T, Schlesinger J (2015) Land use changes and their implications for food security and sustainability in Northern Ghana.  Tropentag, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

Bogweh NE, Bellwood-Howard I, Schareika N, Korbeogo G (2015) Social embeddedness of hands and tools in urban agriculture in Tamale, Northern Ghana.  Anthropology of hands conference, University of Kent, Canterbury, Britain.

Chagomoka T, Drescher A, Glaser R, Marschner B, Schlesinger J, Nyandoro G (2015) Contribution of urban and periurban agriculture to household food and nutrition security along the urban–rural continuum in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 32(1):5-20.

Chagomoka T, Drescher AW, Glaser R, Schlesinger J (2015) Women dietary diversity scores and anthropometric measurements as indices of nutrition security along the urban – rural continuum in Northern Ghana. 2nd International Congress Hidden Hunger, Stuttgart, Germany.

Chagomoka T, Nchanji EB, Bellwood-Howard I, Glaser R, Schareika N, Drescher AW, Schlesinger J (2015) Gender, Land Tenure, Food and Nutrition Insecurity in Northern Ghana. Tropentag, Berlin, Germany.

Gamor G, Akoto-Danso EK, Karg H, Chagomoka T (2015) Traditional Recipes from the Northern Region of Ghana. AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center, Tainan, Taiwan.

Deißinger L, Karg H, Schlesinger J (2015) Periurban neighbourhoods and access to food - A case study conducted in Tamale. Tropentag, Berlin.

Karg H, Akoto-Danso EK (2015) Examining Food Sources in the City of Tamale, Ghana. Urban Agriculture Magazine 29:38-40.

Kätzl K, Lübken M, Nettmann E, Wichern M (2015) Biochar and woodchips as alternative filter materials for pre-treatment of wastewater with roughing filter.  10th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse, Harbin, China.

Roessler R, Mpouam SE, Muchemwa T, Schlecht E (2015) Classification of urban and peri-urban livestock farm types in Ouagadougou and Tamale. In: E Tielkes (ed) Tropentag 2015, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.

Karg H, Akoto-Danso EK, Glaser R, Bürkert A (2015) Food flows shaping urban food systems: Case studies from two West-African cities.  Deutscher Kongress für Geographie, Berlin.

Karg H, Schlesinger J, Bartels L, Drescher AW, Nyarko G, Buerkert A (2015) Mapping urban agriculture in West African cities: Spatial extent & temporal dynamics. Tropentag, Berlin.

Hologa R, Schlesinger J, Karg H, Drescher AW (2015) Grade von Urbanität und ihre Siedlungstypen in Tamale, Ghana. Eine Synthese aus Haushalts- und Fernerkundungsdaten. Deutscher Kongress für Geographie, Berlin.

Chagomoka T, Drescher A, Glaser R, Marschner B, Schlesinger J, Nyandoro G (2015) Vegetable production, consumption and its contribution to diets along the urban – rural continuum in Northern Ghana. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development 15: 10352-10367.

Chagomoka T, Nchanji EB, Bellwood-Howard I, Glaser R, Schareika N, Drescher AW, Schlesinger J (2015) Gender, Land Tenure, Food and Nutrition Insecurity in Northern Ghana.  Tropentag, Berlin, Germany.

Chagomoka T, Drescher AW, Glaser R, Schlesinger J (2015) Women dietary diversity scores and anthropometric measurements as indices of nutrition security along the urban – rural continuum in Northern Ghana.  2nd International Congress Hidden Hunger, Stuttgart, Germany.

Steiner C (2015) Considerations in Biochar Characterization.  Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers. Soil Science Society of America, Inc., Madison, WI.

Steiner C, Sánchez-Monedero MA, Kammann C (2015) Biochar as an additive to compost and growing media. In: J Lehmann, S Joseph (eds) Biochar for environmental management: science, technology and implementation. Routledge, New York.

Alfes K, Kätzl K, Lübken M, Nettmann E, Wichern M (2014) Imaged-Based and Microbiological Analyzes of Sand and Biochar as Filter Material for Wastewater Treatment.  1st YWP Conference Germany: Advanced Wastewater Treatment and Water Reuse  – The future is now!, Essen, Germany.

Bogweh NE, Bellwood-Howard I (2014) Agronomic and marketing innovation enhances vegetable farmers’ resilience.  International Conference on Enhancing Resilience to Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Semi-Arid Africa, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana.

Bogweh NE, Bellwood-Howard I (2014) Governance for development in urban agriculture.  8th Annual Harmattan School: Theme: Accountable Governance - A Key to National Development, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana.

Chagomoka T, Schlesinger J, Drescher AW (2014) Urban and peri-urban agriculture and its implications on agroecosystem resilience, food and nutrition security.  International Conference on Enhancing Resilience to Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Semi-Arid Africa. University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana.

Häring V, Bellwood-Howard I, Hansen M, Karg H, Schlesinger J, Shakya M, Marschner B (2014) Soil Science Meets Economics: An Interdisciplinary Study on Urban and Periurban Agricultural Production Systems in Ghana and Burkina Faso.  Tropentag, Prague, Czech Republic.

Hologa R, Karg H, Schlesinger J (2014) Integrated Analysis of Household and Remote Sensing Data for Settlement Characterisation in Tamale, Northern Ghana.  Tropentag, Prague, Czech Republic.

Karg H, Akoto-Danso EK, Drechsel P (2014) Mapping Urban Foodsheds - A Comparison of Tamale and Ouagadougou.  Tropentag, Prague, Czech Republic.

Kätzl K, Lübken M, Alfes K, Werner S, Marschner B, Wichern M (2014) Slow sand and slow biochar filtration of raw wastewater.  5th International Slow Sand and Alternative Biological Filtration Conference, Nagoya, Japan.

Kätzl K, Lübken M, Alfes K, Werner S, Marschner B, Wichern M (2014) Slow sand and slow biochar filtration of raw wastewater. In: N Nakamoto, N Graham, MR Collins, R Gimbel (eds) Progress in Slow Sand and Alternative Biofiltration Processes: Further Developments and Applications. IWA Publishing, London.

Schlesinger J (2014) Unamended Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Urban Agriculture; Potential for Research and Planning.  Urban Agriculture Magazine.

Shakya M (2014) Urban Food Plus: Exploring patterns of urban and peri-urban agriculture in West African cities.  IEE news.

Shakya M, Bellwood-Howard I, Karg H, Schlesinger J (2014) The Role of Backyard Gardening in West African Cities – Evidence from Ghana and Burkina Faso.  Tropentag, Prague, Czech Republic.

Unger S, Chagomoka T (2014) Food Insecurity and Coping Strategies Along the Urban-Rural Continuum in Tamale.  Tropentag, Prague, Czech Republic.

Chagomoka T, Schlesinger J, Drescher AW (2014) Urban and peri-urban agriculture and its implications on agroecosystem resilience, food and nutrition security.  International Conference on Enhancing Resilience to Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Semi-Arid Africa. University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana.

Steiner C (2013) Urban Food Plus: African-German partnership to enhance resource use efficiency and improve food security in urban and peri-urban agriculture of West African cities.  General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the Ghana Institute of Horticulturists (GhIH), Tamale, Ghana.