Research & Results Below you can find all publications, articles and projects that are the result of our independent research. Search directly on topic or navigate through our research themes. Theme's Climate Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Although a global problem, the causes and solutions of climate change are often local. Wageningen University & Research (WUR) explores the impacts on society and ecosystems, and develop evidence-based, integrated solutions and technology: the Wageningen Climate Solutions. Circular & Biobased Economy The call for a circular, biobased economy is getting louder and louder. An increasing number of citizens, businesses, and politicians are realising that the reuse of products and reclaiming of natural resources is of great importance for ourselves and for the planet on which we live, if we want to move forward towards a sustainable future. Wageningen University & Research is working on solutions to make the circular, biobased economy a reality. Food production Providing everyone with healthy food without harming the environment will become increasingly challenging. In 2040 there will be 9 billion people to feed. Food demands will change, emerging economies will require more meat and at the same time certain limited resources such as water and phosphate will have to be managed sustainably. Wageningen University & Research approaches this 21st century challenge through the motto 'two times more, with two times less'. From hunger to food security The world’s population is increasing quickly, and it is predicted to grow to almost 10 billion people in 2050. In about thirty years the earth will gain 2 billion extra inhabitants who will also have to live, work and eat. Fortunately, our prosperity is also predicted to increase, which means that diets will be subject to change. Nutrition & Health You are what you eat. It’s a saying with lots of meaning, because to a large extent our nutrition determines our health. Biodiversity The human race is directly and indirectly dependent on biodiversity. In addition to our food, the vast majority of our building materials, medicines and industrial raw materials are of biological origin. The economic and social value of biodiversity is enormous. At least 40% of the world economy depends on natural resources, while 80% of the world’s poorest people rely on these resources to meet their basic needs. But global biodiversity is under great pressure. According to some biologists, we are currently in the middle of a sixth wave of extinction, and the first to be caused by man. Would you like to collaborate with Wageningen University & Research?