Partnership programme DGIS-Wageningen UR Partnership The Netherlands’ Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Wageningen UR are implementing the Partnership Programme ‘Globalisation and Sustainable Rural Development’. Sustainable Agro-Supply Chains Sustainable agro-supply chains are emerging from the amazing shift of millions of small producers in the South to demand driven chains. Competing Claims on Natural Resources Competing claims on natural resources call for new practical paradigms of capacity. Drawing on inter-disciplinary research, they must address a maze of technical, socio-economic and cultural issues and governance mechanisms at different scales. Sustainable Use of Agro-Biodiversity The management of agro-biodiversity – the basis of food security and well-being for the poor -- is under pressure from globalization, population growth, climate change and inadequate institutional capacity.