Smart agriculture, games in agroforestry, fermented foods and biodiversity conservation. This are the subjects of the four new INREF projects that have been granted under the INREF-4 call.
INREF stands for the Interdisciplinary Research and Education Fund of Wageningen University, which facilitates multidisciplinary research projects to tackle the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to further develop and strengthen national, regional and world-wide Research for Development and Education.
The four granted projects are:
- Eco2: Beyond Anthropocene Pressures: convivial conservation integrating ECOlogy and ECOnomics along the Nile and its wetlands;
- Traditional fermented foods to promote food and nutrition security. Entrepreneurship, value chain, product development and microbial ecology in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Benin;
- SESAM: Scenario evaluation for sustainable agro-forestry management;
- Smart Indonesian Agriculture: development, logistics and evaluation for animal protein production
Each programme is granted a maximum of €1.2 million with the task to allocate an additional 20% in funding. In total over 30 PhD projects and several post docs are involved as well as multiple MSc projects.