Yannick Buitenhuis is a PhD candidate at the Public Administration and Policy Group (WUR). His PhD project focuses on the influence of public policies, in particular the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), on the resilience of farming systems. He conducts research on:
- How policymakers and stakeholders in the EU frame the concept of resilience.
- How policy goals and instruments of the CAP support or constrain the resilience of farming systems by introducing the Resilience Assessment Tool (research article).
- How stakeholders experience the influence of policies on the resilience of their farming system by using a bottom-up approach to policy analysis.
- Propose a set of co-designed policy recommendations on how to improve the capability of the CAP to support the resilience of farming systems in the EU (research article).
With his PhD project, he aims to expand the knowledge on the influence of policies on the resilience of farming systems and to formulate suggestions for policy improvements.
Yannick took part in the SURE-Farm project (Towards Sustainable and Resilient EU Farming systems) funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.
Yannick obtained a BSc degree in Human Geography and Planning, Utrecht University (2015) and a MSc degree in Environmental Sciences, Sustainable Development: Earth System Governance, Utrecht University (2017). For his Master's thesis, he conducted research on the necessary governance conditions for successful ecological restoration of estuaries (research article), combined with an independent research internship at WWF – The Netherlands.
Yannick is track member at The West Wing Think Tank (the youth think tank of and for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs), focusing on the policy topic of democracy and the rule of law in the EU.