I’ve participated in various EU-research projects. See the Rural Sociology website for more information. I’m now coordinating the EU-funded project SUSPLACE exploring the transformative capacity of place-shaping practices. I’m teaching in BIN and MOA on agriculture and rural development, the transformation of food systems and place-based development.
Place-based approaches to agricultural and rural development; regenerative agriculture; place-based or origin food; sustainable food systems; collaborative governance; new institutional arrangements; grassroots innovation; transformation processes.
- the exploration of regenerative and circular agriculture;
- grassroots innovations in agriculture and food provisioning
- the relevance of smallholder farms for food security.
- citizens initiatives in sustainable place-shaping;
This range of topics offer ample thesis opportunities worldwide: in the Netherlands and EU, Asia, the Americas, New Zealand. All depending on the interests of thesis students.
For some inspiration look at our Rural Sociology social media to which I contribute or website of research projects I’m or was involved in.
- Weblog: http://ruralsociologywageningen.wordpress.com/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ruralsociology
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuralSociologyW
- Web: http://www.wageningenur.nl/rso/roep
Latest research Projects:
- DERREG (www.derreg.eu);
- SOLINSA (www.solinsa.net);
- SUSPLACE (www.susplace.net)