RPM (Renée) Cardinaals MSc

RPM (Renée) Cardinaals MSc

Promovendus

After finishing a bachelor degree in Animal Sciences (WUR), Renée proceeded with a master education in Organic Agriculture (WUR). She wanted to learn more about sustainable food systems and therefore included some plant and soil courses in her program. During her MSc, she worked as a studentassistent twice for the courses "The Role of Livestock in Future Food Systems" (YAS-33406) and "Systems Approach for Animal Sciences" (APS-20806). In 2019/2020 she fulfilled both her internship and her thesis at the Research Institute for Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Switzerland. During her internship, she looked at the place of animal products in national dietary guidelines, from both a diet as an environmental perspective. For her thesis, she investigated how the production of biogas from waste streams can play a role in circular food systems. After graduating from her MSc, she started as a junior researcher at the Farm Systems Ecology group, under supervision of Hannah van Zanten. Currently, she works on the Global Circular Food Systems model and looks into the opportunities for circular agriculture in the protein transition. At the same time, she is writing her research proposal to start a PhD program in 2021.