Institutes of Advanced Studies such as MAK’IT play a crucial role in fostering intellectual production through interdisciplinary collaboration, sustained research endeavours and support for academic sabbaticals. The overarching goal is to create an intellectually stimulating environment in which fellows can pursue innovative research, collaborate with peers, and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in their respective fields.

Through interdisciplinary research, knowledge exchange and innovation, MAK’IT aims to foster transformative solutions that promote sustainability and resilience at local, regional and global levels. The Institute serves as a hub for cutting-edge research, education and policy development, contributing to the advancement of knowledge and the implementation of sustainable transitions.

By providing scholars with the resources, environment and opportunities to pursue ambitious research projects, MAK’IT helps scholars to disseminate their research findings through publications such as academic papers, articles or books. Some of these articles have been published in prestigious journals such as Nature Food, eBioMedicine, and World Development. Publishing contributes to the advancement of scientific knowledge and enhances the scholar’s academic profile.


Dowd-Uribe, B. et al. (2024) ‘Bridging the gap? Public–private partnerships and genetically modified crop development for smallholder farmers in Africa’, Plants, People, Planet, 6(2), pp. 437–451. Available at:

Ghneim-Herrera, T. and Choukrani, H. (2024) ‘Advancing sustainable futures through education: A Montpellier case study on student-led advocacy for transdisciplinary approaches’, Journal of Adult & Continuing Education [Preprint].

Li, T.M. (2024) ‘Securing oil palm smallholder livelihoods without more deforestation in Indonesia’, Nature Sustainability, pp. 1–7. Available at:

Moseley, W.G. (2024) Decolonizing African Agriculture: Food Security, Agroecology and the Need for Radical Transformation. London: Agenda Publishing.

Zimmerer, K. (2024) ‘Rural Agriculture and the Cities’, ReVista, the Harvard Review of Latin America, XXIII(2). Available at: (Accessed: 28 February 2024).


Dowd-Uribe, B. (2023) ‘Just agricultural science: The green revolution, biotechnologies, and marginalized farmers in Africa’, Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 11(1), p. 00144. Available at:

Fitzgerald, D.L. et al. (2023) ‘Quantifying Dieback in a Vulnerable Population of Eucalyptus macrorhyncha Using Remote Sensing’, Land, 12(7), p. 1271. Available at:

Fusi, F., Zhang, F. and Welch, E.W. (2023) ‘Intra-Organizational Communication in Public Agencies: The Effects of Contracting Out Core Services’, The American Review of Public Administration, 53(5–6), pp. 224–242. Available at:

Kamanyi, E. (2023) ‘‘Uncovering hidden struggles among disaster survivors in Tanzania: Are they vulnerable survivors or resilient victims?’, Tanzania Journal of Sociology, 9(1), pp. 109–135. Available at:

Karki, L. et al. (2023) ‘Potentials and barriers to land-based mitigation technologies and practices (LMTs)—a review’, Environmental Research Letters, 18(9), p. 093003. Available at:

Keppel, G. et al. (2023) ‘Population decline in a Pleistocene refugium: Stepwise, drought-related dieback of a South Australian eucalypt’, Science of The Total Environment, 876, p. 162697. Available at:

Leyba, K. et al. (2023) ‘Neurovascular hypoxia after mild traumatic brain injury in juvenile mice correlates with heart–brain dysfunctions in adulthood’, Acta Physiologica, 238(2), p. e13933. Available at:

Maclean, K. et al. (2023) ‘Revitalising Indigenous cultural fire practice: benefits and partnerships’, Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 38(10), pp. 899–902. Available at:

Rodríguez, F. and Sosa Varrotti, A.P. (2023) ‘Thirty years of sowing hope to globalise the struggle: women and youth of La Via Campesina in the construction of food sovereignty – a conversation’, The Journal of Peasant Studies, 50(2), pp. 559–577. Available at:

Salvas, J.P. et al. (2023) ‘Neurovascular Hypoxia Trajectories Assessed by Photoacoustic Imaging in a Murine Model of Cardiac Arrest and Resuscitation’, IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 70(12), pp. 1661–1670. Available at:

Somarriba, E., Saj, S., et al. (2023) ‘Shade canopy density variables in cocoa and coffee agroforestry systems’, Agroforestry Systems [Preprint]. Available at:

Somarriba, E., Zamora, R., et al. (2023) ‘ShadeMotion: tree shade patterns in coffee and cocoa agroforestry systems’, Agroforestry Systems, 97(1), pp. 31–44. Available at:

Spitschan, M. et al. (2023) ‘ENLIGHT: A consensus checklist for reporting laboratory-based studies on the non-visual effects of light in humans’, eBioMedicine, 98, p. 104889. Available at:

Tamariz, G., Zimmerer, K.S. and Hultquist, C. (2023) ‘Land-System Changes and Migration Amidst the Opium Poppy Collapse in the Southern Highlands of Oaxaca, Mexico (2016-2020)’, Human Ecology, 51(2), pp. 189–205. Available at:

Welch, E.W. et al. (2023) ‘How Scientists View Vaccine Hesitancy’, Vaccines, 11(7), p. 1208. Available at:

Zimmerer, K.S. et al. (2023) ‘Global modeling of the socioeconomic, political, and environmental relations of farmer seed systems (FSS): Spatial analysis and insights for sustainable development’, Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 11(1), p. 00069. Available at:


Akhmetsadykova, S.H., Konuspayeva, G. and Akhmetsadykov, N. (2022) ‘Camel breeding in Kazakhstan and future perspectives’, Animal Frontiers, 12(4), pp. 71–77. Available at:

Baumann, M.D. and Zimmerer, K.S. (2022) ‘Linkages of Suspended Infrastructure, Contestation, and Social-Environmental Unevenness: Colombia’s Tolima Triangle Irrigation Megaproject’, Journal of Latin American Geography, 21(3), pp. 123–160. Available at:

Béné, C. (2022) ‘Why the Great Food Transformation may not happen – A deep-dive into our food systems’ political economy, controversies and politics of evidence’, World Development, 154, p. 105881. Available at:

Bilbao, B.A. et al. (2022) ‘An intercultural vision for integrated fire management in Venezuela’, Tropical Forest Issues, (61), pp. 39–46. Available at:

Konuspayeva, G., Faye, B. and Bengoumi, M. (2022) ‘Mineral status in camel milk: a critical review’, Animal Frontiers, 12(4), pp. 52–60. Available at:

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Zwarteveen, M. (2022) ‘Caring matters in knowing water’, FLOWs, 11 November. Available at: (Accessed: 23 December 2023).


Konuspayeva, G. and Faye, B. (2021) ‘Recent Advances in Camel Milk Processing’, Animals, 11(4), p. 1045. Available at:

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Mello-Théry, N.A.D. (2018) ‘A Segurança Alimentar Via Sistemas Alimentares Circulares e as Controvérsias da Transição para os ODS’, Revista Gestão & Políticas Públicas, 8(2), pp. 215–225. Available at: