Wageningen University & Research

Contact email: rob.lokers@wur.nl
Geographic scope: Global or non-European
Country: Netherlands
Type of Institution: Research InstituteLegal status: Private
Name of the Department: Wageningen Environmental Research
Role of record creator in institution / department: Employee / consultant with a good idea of research capacities of the institution
Climate-relevant agricultural research
Climate change research in my institution / department is linked to agricultural research areas: Yes
Description of climate-relevant ag research: yes, agriculture is a key research area of Wageningen UR and climate change is a key area of its department Wageningen Environmental Research
Main / core research areas: Adaptation to climate change, Climate change mitigation, Climate policies, Impacts of climate change, CC in agricultural systems - agriculture greenhouse gas emissions, CC in agricultural systems - arable land, cropping systems, CC in agricultural systems - forests, CC in agricultural systems - mixed, CC in agricultural systems - land, soils and territory, CC in agricultural systems - water managementVery important research areas: Risks of present and future weather-driven disastersRelatively important areas: Monitoring of climate and climate change, Monitoring - Meteorological observations, Monitoring - Hydrological observations, Monitoring - Emissions monitoring and reporting, Monitoring - Climatological services, CC in agricultural systems - hydroponicResearch level in your institution / department in the climate-related areas: Master or equivalent / ISCED 7, Doctoral or equivalent / ISCED 8, Post-doc
Number of researchers in climate-related areas: 50-200
Average yearly expenditure in your institution / department on climate change research in recent years (EUR): Above 5,000,000
Type of funding sources for your climate-related research: GovernmentResearch focus: Development focused, linkages with the SouthCollaborations with other organizations: Industry, Civil society, Farmers, cooperatives and agricultural workers, Government, International Organizations, Regional Fora / regional bodies, Rural advisory services, SMEsCollaborations with other countries: Bangladesh, Belgium, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia
Successful projects: numerous EU FP5-7, H2020 projects Climate-ADAPT and other decision support systems and portals national, regional projects, especially those with business partners
Major needs of your institution / department to increase the impact of climate research: - more expertise in data science - co-finance resources
What is the current trend of interest in climate-related research in your institution?: Stable
What are your institution's plans regarding climate-related research?: I don't know