The Farming Systems Ecology group of Wageningen University and Research focuses on the analysis & redesign of farming systems and foodscapes, so that they deliver multiple benefits to humankind, using natural processes as a starting point.
Our vision for education
Our education is guided towards a vision of a world in which all students are inspired, knowledgeable and skilled to proactively and jointly develop foodscapes which are abundant and equitable by enhancing and benefitting from the natural capital of our communities and environments.
Within this context, our mission is to equip our students, as actors in the food system, with the keys to unlock, redesign and transition farming systems by experiencing, analysing and learning from outstanding examples of farms and foodscapes around the world.
- Diversity of approaches and outcomes, tailored to local conditions;
- Ecological processed as the basis for the redesign of foodscapes;
- Equitability and social responsibility;
- Multifunctionality and synergies;
- Engagement, collaboration and reflection.
FSE contributes to the following programmes:
- MSc Organic Agriculture (MOA)
- MSc Plant Sciences (MPS)
- BSc Minor Sustainable Agriculture and Consumption (WUSAC)
FSE coordinates the following courses:
- FSE21306 - Exploring the Future of Food & Farming – 1(MO)
- FSE21806 - Introduction to Organic Production Systems – 1(AF) & 5(AF
- FSE32306 - Methodologies for Reading Sustainable Foodscapes – 5 (MO)
- FSE31806 - Agroecology – 6A (WD)
- FSE50306 - Ecological Design and Permaculture – 6A (WD)
- FSE30306 - Analysis and Design of Organic Farming Systems – 6B (WD)
- FSE50406 - Capita Selecta Farming Systems Ecology
FSE teaches in the following courses:
- BMO56806 - Business Cases Agri Food Entrepreneurship
- CSA10306 - Cropping Systems and Knowledge of Crops
- ENT-53806 - Biological Control of Insects
- NEM-10806 - Orientation Plant Sciences
- PPS-20306 - Systems Analysis, Simulation and Systems Management
- PPS-30306 - Quantitative Analysis of Land Use Systems (QUALUS)
- SBL-33306 - Functional Agricultural Resource Management
- SBL-50806 - Agrobiodiversity
- YMC-60809 - Academic Consultancy Training