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The world’s population is growing rapidly. The predictions are that our earth will inhabit over 9 billion people in 2050, who will also have to eat. This seems an impossible task, especially if you consider that the amount of resources will decrease; amount of available farmland, water, phosphate and fuel. Wageningen Plant Research has several projects which seek solutions through the motto 'two times more, with two times less'.

- Examples of our Food Security Research

  • Duurzame landbouw in Indonesië met op gefermenteerde mest gekweekt eendenkroos als diervoeder
    De wereldbevolking groeit en daarmee neemt ook de vraag naar vlees toe. Er is ongeveer 3 tot 6 kg plantaardig eiwit nodig om 1 kg vleeseiwit te produceren. Er wordt een tekort aan plantaardige eiwitbronnen verwacht. De ontwikkeling van een nieuw eiwitrijk landbouwgewas zou een mogelijke oplossing zijn: eendenkroos (Lemna sp.), de kleinste bloeiende plant ter wereld, die drijft op stilstaand water.
    Duurzame landbouw in Indonesië met op gefermenteerde mest gekweekt eendenkroos als diervoeder
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  • vegIMPACT - Vegetable production and marketing with impact
    VegImpact (Vegetable production and marketing with impact) is a project that gives small-scale farmers in Indonesia the knowledge they need to increase their vegetable production. The programme is aimed at improving vegetable production and marketing for small farmers in Indonesia. Through its interventions vegIMPACT contributes to food and nutrition security and to private sector development in Indonesia.
    vegIMPACT
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  • EU-2017-05 LIVESEED
    De Nederlandse bijdrage in dit EU-project is gebaseerd op de ervaring dat tolerantie van zaailingen tegen abiotische stress ook meer tolerantie geeft tegen biotische stress (pathogenen). Onderzoek hieraan moet bijdragen aan een nieuwe organic seed health strategy. De kennis wordt ook in veredeling gebruikt, waar verschillen in vigour tussen zaadpartijen nu ruis creëren. De multi-disciplinaire aanpak van zaadfysiologie, microbiologie, fytopathologie en veredeling is uniek.
    EU-2017-05 LIVESEED
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  • GhanaVeg - Vegetable sector development
    GhanaVeg works towards a sustainable and internationally competitive vegetable sector that contributes to inclusive economic growth and continuous innovation in terms of products and services.
    Photo by Irene Koomen, CDI
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  • Voorbereiding van SEVIA, expertise voor de groente-industrie in Afrika
    Treffen van voorbereidingen voor het SEVIA-project.
    groente snijden
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  • WHEALBI - genomics, genetics and agronomy to improve European wheat and barley production
    Germplasm will be stored in a specialised and accessible bio-repository and associated data in knowledge bases that will represent a valuable legacy to the community.
    WHEALBI tarwe wheat barley
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  • Fresh Green Ghana
    Wageningen University & Research collaborate with the Ghanaian companies SafiSana Ghana Ltd. as project coordinator, and Agri-Impact Ltd., Premium Vegetables Co. Ltd., and Urban Jungle Agro Ind. Ltd.
    Fresh Green Ghana
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  • N2AFRICA - Putting nitrogen fixation to work for smallholder farmers in Africa
    N2AFRICA is a large scale, science-based “research-in-development” project focused on putting nitrogen fixation to work for smallholder farmers growing legume crops in Africa.
    N2AFRICA - Putting nitrogen fixation to work for smallholder farmers in Africa
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  • GEOPOTATO - Control fungal disease in potato in Bangladesh
    In Bangladesh Late blight (Phytophthora infestans) is the most common and highly destructive, fungal disease in potato, tomato and other solanaceae crops in Bangladesh. The GEOPOTATO project uses geo data to control late blight fungal disease in potato in Bangladesh.
    GEOPOTATO
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  • Creating food security and employment for Syrian refugees in Jordan
    Global migration due to sudden (natural) disasters or crises is still a hot topic. Confining migration into the regions rather than illegal long distance migration, securing access to food and creating employment opportunities are a few of the main challenges we face. This is also the case for the the Syrian refugees and Jordanians in Jordan. The program HAED-Jo is a Dutch-funded program aimed at solving these issues by improving hydroponic agriculture production and improving the value chain in Jordan’s agricultural sector.
    Creating food security and employment for Syrian refugees in Jordan
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