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    Collaborative research on Conservation Agriculture in Bajío, Mexico: continuities and discontinuities of partnerships
    Martínez-Cruz, T.E. ; Almekinders, C.J.M. ; Camacho-Villa, T.C. - \ 2019
    International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 17 (2019)3. - ISSN 1473-5903
    agricultural research - agricultural technology - boundary object - climate change - Conservation agriculture - food security - Mexico - policy - research

    Agricultural technologies are debated and contested. Studying the socio-political life of agricultural research can help us to understand why some particular technologies or pathways are favoured (and others not) and eventually why expectations are maintained or not. We studied the 30-year trajectory of practices of Conservation Agriculture in the central region of Mexico. The results of our interviews and literature review show how, over the course of time, Conservation Agriculture (CA) technology has successively changed from being referred to as Conservation Tillage, Direct Seeding, Conservation Agriculture and has now, finally become integrated within Sustainable Intensification. These changes are connected with revamped narratives and the applications of the latest research and development (Ramp;D) paradigms. They were the result of new spaces for CA projects opening up after other spaces had closed, spaces that allowed the researchers, politicians, technicians and farmers to continue to engage in CA in a reconfigured way that fit the various agendas. The opening and closure of spaces for CA projects were the result of researchers being subject to, and taking advantage of, political changes and of politicians seeking new initiatives to support their agendas. This shows how research and politics are mutually dependent and how they generate a discontinuity of project interventions which, paradoxically, represent a continuity of agendas and research processes. As CA is both a complex and flexible technology, it has been possible to make it fit to accommodate the changing agendas of different actors.

    Cooling Urban Water Environments : Design Prototypes for Design Professionals
    Cortesão, J. ; Lenzholzer, S. ; Klok, Lisette ; Jacobs, C.M.J. ; Kluck, Jeroen - \ 2019
    In: PLEA 2018: Smart and Healthy Within the Two-Degree Limit. - PLEA - p. 520 - 525.
    Urban Heat - Research Through Design - Prototype - Water bodies - Thermal sensation
    This paper presents five design prototypes for cool urban water environments developed in the 'Really cooling water bodies in cities' (REALCOOL) project. The REALCOOL prototypes address an urgent need: urban water bodies, such as ponds or canals, are often assumed to cool down their surroundings during days with heat stress, whereas recent research shows that this is not always the case and that urban water bodies may actually have warming effects too. There are, however, indications that shading, vaporising water, and proper ventilation can keep water bodies and their surroundings cooler. Yet, it is necessary to explore how these strategies can be optimally combined and how the resulting design guidelines can be communicated to design professionals. The REALCOOL prototypes communicate the spatial layout and biometeorological effects of such combinations and assist design decisions dealing with urban water environments. The micrometeorological simulations with Envi­met showed that the prototypes led to local reductions on daytime PET from 1 °C to 7 °C, upon introducing shade. Water mist and fountains were also cooling solutions. The important role of ventilation was confirmed. The paper discusses and concludes about the use of the prototypes as tools for urban design practice.
    ‘Biobased is al lang volwassen’ : Jacco van Haveren
    Haveren, J. van - \ 2018
    biobased economy - industry - biobased materials - innovations - research - biomass - bioplastics - fibres

    De biobased economie klein? Daar klopt niks van, als je het Jacco van Haveren vraagt. Hij is Programmamanager Biobased Chemicaliën en Brandstoffen bij Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research. 'Kijk maar eens om je heen; qua volume zijn er nu al veel meer biobased materialen, dan materialen gebaseerd op aardolie.'

    Best practices and recommendations for effective and cost ‐ efficient call management in bioeconomy related ERA ‐ NETs : Deliverable 3.1 Recommendations call management
    Listabarth, C. ; Sonne Bertelsen, U. ; Bunthof, C.J. - \ 2018
    H2020 Platform of bioeconomy ERA-NET Actions (PLATFORM) - 6 p.
    biobased economy - projects - research - innovations
    Hoe meet je dierengeluk?
    Webb, L.E. - \ 2018
    animal welfare - animal behaviour - emotions - research
    PLATFORM policy brief No. 4. Alignment in the Bioeconomy
    Kwant, Kees ; Lampel, Stefan ; Kuzniar-van der Zee, Brenda - \ 2018
    H2020 Platform of bioeconomy ERA-NET Actions (PLATFORM) - 4 p.
    PLATFORM - Alignment - Bioeconomy - Policy
    Environmental and sustainability education in the Benelux countries : research, policy and practices at the intersection of education and societal transformation
    Poeck, Katrien Van; König, Ariane ; Wals, Arjen E.J. - \ 2018
    Environmental Education Research 24 (2018)9. - ISSN 1350-4622 - p. 1234 - 1249.
    Belgium - Environmental and sustainability education - Luxembourg - policy - research - The Netherlands

    As an introductory article of a Special Issue on Environmental and Sustainability Education (ESE) in the Benelux region, this paper provides an overview of ESE research, policy and practice in Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg. It discusses the different contributions in this collection with regard to how the central theme of this issue, the relation between education and societal transformation, is approached in each paper. The main characteristics of the ESE research fields in the Benelux are described in general terms, and placed within the context of how ESE policy and practice are organised in these countries. Next, different conceptualisations of the relation between educational and political spaces reflected in the collection are discussed and the varied contributions to this issue are positioned in relation to three distinguished traditions of approaching the place of democracy in ESE. The authors conclude with commenting on how this relates to different approaches to the research-policy-practice interface.

    How to get every piglet eating
    Middelkoop, Anouschka ; Choudhury, Raka - \ 2017
    creep feeding - feed intake - weaning - feeding - research
    Air purification by house plants : a literature survey
    Visser, Pieter de - \ 2017
    Bleiswijk : Wageningen Plant Research (Report / WPR 695) - 19
    air quality - plants - research - root systems - leaf area - luchtkwaliteit - planten - onderzoek - wortelsystemen - bladoppervlakte
    Within the project ‘Plant champion air purification’, a public-private cooperation, a literate survey was carried out to explore recent findings on the possibilities of plants to purify indoor contaminated air. Literature was searched in academic journals, on the internet and within reports recently carried out for the horticultural sector. Here this knowledge is shortly described. Plants generally have the capacity to assimilate hydrophilic Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) like formaldehyde without harm. Lipophilic VOCs are less well assimilated and follow different uptake pathways. Differences between plant species can sometimes be related to amount of leaves, wax layer composition, stomatal conductance or hairs. Apart from the green plant parts, the roots, the micro-organisms and rooting medium have a role in air purification. The research in plant chambers mainly generated knowledge on short term uptake of volatiles, but the uptake mechanisms and the long-term performances of plants are only partly understood. The research on upscaling of lab results to air purification in rooms within buildings is still in its infancy. A few good studies have been done and show promising results, but most research was statistically poor. More research is needed to extrapolate the findings from lab research to practice.
    'Veelbelovend en bijna marktrijp' : onderzoek door Wageningen Universiteit Research naar biobased bindmiddelen in verf
    Haveren, J. van - \ 2017
    residual streams - biobased economy - chemicals - biobased chemicals - research - biobased chemistry - binding agents - biopolymers - paints
    Sustainable Tourism and Natural Resource Conservation in the Polar Regions: An Editorial
    Huijbens, Edward ; Lamers, M.A.J. - \ 2017
    Resources 6 (2017)3. - ISSN 2079-9276 - 7 p.
    tourism - Arctic - Antarctic - polar - research
    This editorial provides an introduction to the special issue of Resources on Sustainable Tourism and Natural Resource Conservation in the Polar Regions, which proceeds the fifth bi-annual conference of the International Polar Tourism Research Network (IPTRN). The conference and coinciding community workshop on tourism development were organized at the edge of the Arctic in the community of Raufarhöfn (pop. 160) in Northeast Iceland from 29 August to 2 September 2016.
    Pig behaviour linked to sanitary conditions and diets
    Meer, Y. van der; Gerrits, W.J.J. ; Jansman, A.J.M. ; Kemp, B. ; Bolhuis, J.E. - \ 2017
    Pig Progress
    pigs - pig - feed - abnormal behaviour - health - research - housing systems - tail biting
    There is a connection between damaging behaviour in pigs, sanitary conditions and diet formulations. How exactly, was presented by Dutch researchers recently.
    Macrobenthos in offshore wind farms : a review of research, results and relevance for future developments
    Jak, Robbert ; Glorius, Sander - \ 2017
    Den Helder : Wageningen Marine Research (Wageningen Marine Research report C043/17) - 47
    benthos - wind farms - offshore - marine ecology - research - benthos - windmolenpark - offshore - mariene ecologie - onderzoek
    Offshore wind farms potentially have an effect on the benthic ecosystem. Given the plans for large-scale development of offshore wind farms on the Dutch Continental Shelf (DCS), understanding these effects is relevant for policy and regulations regarding these developments. Because studying the effects of offshore wind farms on the benthic ecosystem is expensive and time-consuming, it is important to use all knowledge which is already available before deciding if and what additional research is necessary. To facilitate the uptake of all available knowledge in Dutch policy and management decisions, we reviewed the research conducted to study benthic effects of offshore wind farms in the North Sea (and Kattegat). We focus on the research conducted, results obtained, methods used, technical parameters of the offshore wind farms and prevailing abiotic conditions. Using the results of this review, we assess the relevance of this research for the Dutch offshore wind development and its effects on the benthic ecosystem of the DCS, and derive lessons for possible future studies.
    Aanbevelingen voor de voortzetting van het benthos onderzoek in de windparken PAWP en OWEZ : op basis van een poweranalyse en literatuurreview
    Glorius, Sander ; Bos, Oscar ; Chen, Chun - \ 2017
    Den Helder : Wageningen Marine Research (Wageningen Marine Research rapport C042/17) - 47
    benthos - onderzoek - windmolenpark - offshore - mariene ecologie - benthos - research - wind farms - offshore - marine ecology
    Benthos onderzoek aan offshore windparken wordt uitgevoerd om inzicht te krijgen in de lange termijn effecten van de aanwezigheid van een windmolenpark (en de uitsluiting van visserij daarbinnen) op de benthische gemeenschappen van de zachte bodems en tevens hoe de benthische gemeenschappen op het geïntroduceerde hard substraat zich hebben ontwikkeld. Dit is van belang om inzicht te krijgen in de effecten van operationele parken op lange termijn (decennia) en wat dit kan betekenen met betrekking tot schaalvergroting. Het doel van deze studie is inzichtelijk te maken welke nieuwe inzichten kunnen worden verwacht van een herhaalde bemonstering van het benthos in het harde en zachte substraat van de windmolenparken PAWP en OWEZ, ongeveer 10 en 15 jaar na de installatie van deze parken. Tevens wordt gekeken of en hoe eventuele aanpassing van de bemonstering de verwachtte resultaten kan versterken.
    Prof. Richard Kranenburg: Bacteriën als fabriekjes van de bio-economie
    Kranenburg, R. van - \ 2017
    Wageningen University & Research
    industriële microbiologie - bacteriën - biobased economy - microbiële afbraak - enzymen - genetische verandering - onderzoek - industrial microbiology - bacteria - biobased economy - microbial degradation - enzymes - genetic change - research
    Video over micro-organismen in de biobased economy
    It takes three to tango : biobased innovaties: een samenwerking tussen overheid, onderwijs en ondernemers
    Monteiro da Fonseca, Wendy ; Otterloo, Laura van; Simons, Ralph ; Ankersmit, Elis ; Vilsteren, Gerlinde van - \ 2017
    Netherlands : CoE BBE - 47
    samenwerking - publiek-private samenwerking - innovaties - biobased economy - kennisoverdracht - colleges - onderzoek - nederland - beroepsopleiding (hoger) - cooperation - public-private cooperation - innovations - biobased economy - knowledge transfer - colleges - research - netherlands - professional education
    De transitie naar een Biobased Economy (BBE) is al jaren een 'hot item' in Nederland, zowel binnen de Nationaal Wetenschapsagenda als binnen de topsectoren. De MKB-erst, elk in eigen niches, spelen hierbij een bepalende rol. Hiernaast hebben de hogescholen op dit domein de ambitie om een belangrijke rol voor het MKB als kennisleverancier te spelen (onderwijs en onderzoek). In dit rapport probeert helderheid te creëren over hoe dit proces verloopt.
    ‘Brouwerij’ voor biobased bouwstenen
    Wal, H. van der - \ 2016
    biobased economy - biomaterials - biobased materials - biomass - research
    Report of FACCE Cluster-2-Workshop - Support by policy and research for adaptation to climate change in farming systems and food-related industries
    Köchy, M. ; Bittner, F. ; Lange, S. ; Bunthof, C.J. - \ 2016
    FACCE-JPI - 15 p.
    FACCE JPI - climate change - farming systems - adaptation to climate change - food-related - industries - agriculture - food security - policy - FACCE-JPI - Agriculture - Food security - Climate Change - adaption to climate change - Climate change adaptation - Farming systems - food-related industries - policy - research - FACCE-JPI - FACCE JPI - Bioeconomy
    PLATFORM Policy Brief No. 2. Co-creation of a Global Bioeconomy
    Kwant, K. ; Lampel, S. ; Bunthof, C.J. ; Kuzniar-van der Zee, B. - \ 2016
    H2020 Platform of bioeconomy ERA-NET Actions (PLATFORM) - 4 p.
    platform - policy brief - policy - co-creation - global - bioeconomy - PLATFORM - ERA-NET - Bioeconomy - global bioeconomy - policy - policy brief
    Wettelijke Onderzoek Taken WOT-05 Visserijonderzoek : werkafspraken en werkplan 2017
    Verver, S.W. - \ 2016
    IJmuiden : Stichting Wageningen Research, Centrum voor Visserijonderzoek (CVO) (CVO rapport 16.009) - 103
    visserij - onderzoek - wetgeving - planning - nederland - fisheries - research - legislation - planning - netherlands
    Dit rapport beschrijft het werkplan voor 2017 voor het Wettelijke taken programma Visserij onderzoek van Wageningen UR. Wageningen UR voert voor het Ministerie van Economische Zaken (EZ) een aantal programma’s met Wettelijke Onderzoek Taken (WOT) uit. Binnen programma WOT- 05 worden Wettelijke Onderzoek Taken uitgevoerd die betrekking hebben op het beheer van de visserij op zee, in Nederlandse kust- en binnenwateren en de aquacultuur. Het werkplan is een uitwerking van de Uitvoeringsovereenkomst en werkafspraken tussen het Ministerie van EZ en de Stichting Wageningen Research, onderdeel van Wageningen UR, voor diensten vanwege wettelijke taken op het terrein van visserijonderzoek voor de periode 2011-2015. In september 2015 is de Uitvoeringsovereenkomst voor WOT-05 met 1 jaar verlengd tot 31 december 2016. Voor 2017 wordt deze Uitvoeringsovereenkomst verlengd of vernieuwd. De Uitvoeringsovereenkomst en de bijbehorende werkafspraken vormen de basis voor de jaarlijkse werkplannen. Daarnaast zijn in deze overeenkomst afspraken gemaakt over de KennisBasis (KB-WOT) die specifiek aan dit programma is gekoppeld. KB-WOT is bedoeld voor het in stand houden en ontwikkelen van de specifieke kennisinfrastructuur die nodig is om het programma te kunnen uitvoeren. Voor de inzet van KB-WOT visserijonderzoek wordt jaarlijks een afzonderlijk werkplan gemaakt. In brede zin heeft de inhoud van het programma betrekking op de advisering van het visserijbeleid en het verzamelen van gegevens die daarvoor nodig zijn. Tevens wordt via de internationale organisaties meegewerkt aan de advisering voor het beheer van de visbestanden in internationale wateren.
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