Sekondeko Ronnie NogaMinistry of Agricultural Development and Food Security, Botswana · Department of Agricultural Research
Sekondeko Ronnie Noga
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Noga's research focuses on understanding the complex interaction between environmental and social change across time. He is also interested in political ecology and how economic, social, and political factors influence the ways in which people use, perceive, and govern dynamic wetland and agricultural systems.
February 2016 - present
Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security, Botswana
March 2014 - September 2016
- PhD Student
- A research undertaking which investigates factors that predispose adoption of elephant deterrent innovations by farmers in the Okavango Delta of Botswana.
October 2012 - March 2014
Ministry of Education Skills and Development
- Teacher of Science
- Teaching Integrated Science as according to the prescribed syllabus for form 1, 2 and 3.
It is widely recognised that government intervention in development issues can shape people's perceptions and experiences. This study examined the influence of a Ministry-based extension system on community-based, problem animal control and perceptions among local arable farmers at the eastern Okavango Panhandle in northern Botswana. Using a survey...
ABSTRACT Purpose: This article examined how institutional factors influencing the promotion of two elephant crop-raiding deterrent innovations (ECDIs) introduced to farmers through a ministry-based extension system in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, have impacted farmers’ adoption behaviour. Methodology: A standardised interview schedule was used to...
This paper invokes the adoption-diffusion model to examine two introduced elephant crop-raiding deterrent innovations (ECDIs), and the factors influencing their adoption by small farmers in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Two communities (Gudigwa and Eretsha) were purposively selected as case studies. Ninety-nine farmers were randomly selected and in...
A greenhouse study was conducted in the Botswana College of Agricultures’ greenhouse to determine the possible movement of two aphid species Aphis craccivora) (Koch), and Melanaphis sacchari (Zehntner), on cowpea and sorghum respectively. The aphid colonies of each species used were obtained from a greenhouse culture reared from progeny of single v...
I have read several research papers beautifully explaining the various methods for estimating GHG emissions associated with agriculture and food production, even providing the formulas and type of data to use when doing such calculations. Regrettably, emission estimations from the consumption of different food types have not received the same attention. Although I do not claim to have comprehensively worked the entire literature on the subject, I am yet to come across such details. Anyone in know, please help me with specific references or ways I can use to calculate emissions from, for example, maize, rice, wheat, potatoes, cassava, eggs, milk, and meat (from bovine, sheep, pig, and goat). CONSUMPTION and NOT production. Thank you!
I would appreciate to be directed to studies that investigated this subject-matter. Also, those who are experts in this field can help me.
I am trying to understand how governance of a certain dynamic lake associated social-ecological system has evolved over time, the contextual dynamics and processes that underlie it, and the associated governance and policy outcomes. I intend to use a qualitative longitudinal approach that combines document analysis and key informant interviews to identify major institutional/policy changes and processes over time. Would process tracing be appropriate to use and how to apply it? What is your general advice in terms of study design, data collection and analysis?
I ask this question in the context of environmental governance institutions (i.e. rules, policies, or social norms) used to manage the environment and natural resources. We here of institutions (or even governance systems) changing over time, but my question is: how do we examine such change?
Societies are undergoing continual and sometimes rapid changes. At the same time, we are facing the biggest environmental challenge. How are the two related?
Research journals demand that as an author you pay a certain amount of fee to publish with them (in the case of Open Access Model) and if not, they sell your work to your audiences (for Subscription option). Surprisingly, the author doesn't get anything in terms of monetary rewards for publishing with such a journal. Is this okay where another person or group of people profit from your "brain" while you only get "visibility"? Moreover, the politics of publication is one crucial obstacle that confront scholars and researchers in their efforts to communicate their study findings with the rest of the world. The decision to publish which paper or not is increasingly becoming a matter of who's who' than it is and should be a matter of principle, merit and best research practices. This continue to discourage particularly young scholars and researchers
It's always difficult, especially for young researchers like me to tell or decide when to treat an individual to have adopted a promoted innovation/technology/practice. Basically, I'm trying to find out how best to measure innovation adoption