Nature Inspired Agriculture
Our current agricultural system is based on high throughput and high production levels at the lowest possible costs, while disregarding long term consequences for natural resources, the environment, animal welfare and the socio-economic position of farmers.
Nature inspired production methods may provide a more sustainable and resilient food system that contributes to long term food security. Nature inspired agriculture requires the development of innovative production methods and production systems, as well as knowledge about the societal and institutional transformations that are needed for a transition to a more sustainable food system.
The unique broadness of Utrecht University enables scientists to work together from different disciplines to find solutions for this complex issue. Focus within this broad topic is laid on Nature Inclusive Agriculture, Circular Agriculture, Plant Based-protein tranisition and Mictrobiome research.
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