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Contradictory populist ecologies: pro-peasant propaganda and land grabbing in crumbling Hungarian villages 

This Viewpoint emphasises the contradictions between Hungarian rural propaganda and the realities of the countryside. It questions the pseudo-emancipatory and pseudo-sustainable processes that dominate the official rhetoric of the Orbán regime.

Written by Peter J Bori and Noémi Gonda (2022). Journal of Political Geography (in press)

1st Monitoring Report - Citizens Engaged in Environmental Justice for All

This report introduces the CEEJA consortium. The aim is to improve forest dependent populations' ability to conserve and benefit form the natural resources these forests hold, with a versatile strategy involving community-based monitoring, drone technology, satellite monitoring, and more. 

Written by D. Argyriou, I. Theilade, P. J. Bori (2022). 

Government ban on forest patrols fuels deforestation. This paper analyses satellite and forest patrol data to provide an updated status report on Cambodia's most precious forest areas. 

Written on behalf of the Prey Lang Community Network by D. Argyriou, P.J. Bori & I. Theilade (2021)

9th Monitoring Report - The Status of Prey Lang Forest

Geographic citizen science for forest monitoring and conservation

Enabling members of a community to collect data is a cost-effective and sustainable way of promoting conservation efforts. This brief focuses on illegal logging in Cambodia and on PLCN, a network of local and indigenous villagers using an advanced smartphone application to collect data on deforestation. Written by P.J. Bori, D. Argyriou & I. Theilade

8th Monitoring Report - The Status of Prey Lang

Analysis of one year of forest patrol data shows a large increase in illegal logging and that the most felled timber species are endangered. 

Written on behalf of the Prey Lang Community Network by D. Argyriou, P.J. Bori & I. Theilade


Main structural constraints faced by smallholders in Hungary: politics and institutions in post-socialist rural development

Smallholders form the backbone of Hungarian society. Yet, they have historically been subjected to persecution, economic marginalisation, land grabbing and more. This paper identifies the factors that impede the realisation of sustainable livelihoods for farmers.

1st Monitoring Report - Preahrokar Forest Community Network

Preah Rokar is a Wildlife Sanctuary located on the Indo-Burmese Peninsula. In recent years it has seen an increase in illegal logging activities. This report analyses community-collected data to show the extent of deforestation. Written on behalf of the Preh Rokar Community Network by D. Argyriou, P.J. Bori & I. Theilade

The state of food waste in Hungary

If food waste was a country, it would rank as the third biggest greenhouse gas emitter in the world. This report highlights the causes of food waste and presents initiatives in Hungary in the civil-, private-, and government sectors. Commissioned by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Budapest, Hungary.


Plastic Strategy - European Commission Staff Working Document

A European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy. As a trainee at DG MARE, I was heavily involved with the writing and proofreading of the sections related to plastic waste from sea-based sources (4.1.3) and micro-plastics (4.4).


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