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    Ondernemend eten : Hoe de Almeerse burger de transitie naar duurzaam en gezond eten vormgeeft
    Brons, Anke ; Gaast, K.H. van der; Jansma, J.E. - \ 2020
    Almere : Aeres Hogeschool Almere - 39 p.
    Onbewust bekwaam: de landbouw in het DNA van Almere : En waarom landbouw pas in Oosterwold tot expressie is gekomen
    Jansma, J.E. - \ 2020
    In: Ondernemend eten / Brons, Anke, van der Gaast, Koen, Jansma, Jan Eelco, Almere : Aeres Hogeschool Almere - p. 12 - 17.
    Food Systems : How are food systems organized in a globalized economy?
    Oosterveer, P.J.M. ; Brons, Anke - \ 2020
    In: Food and Sustainability / Behrens, Paul, Bosker, Thijs, Ehrhardt, David, Oxford : Oxford University Press - ISBN 9780198814375 - p. 285 - 307.
    Feeding the melting pot: inclusive strategies for the multi‑ethnic city
    Brons, Anke ; Oosterveer, P.J.M. ; Wertheim-Heck, S.C.O. - \ 2020
    Agriculture and Human Values (2020). - ISSN 0889-048X - 14 p.
    Food consumption - Healthy and sustainable food - Food environment - Multi-ethic city - Migrants - Inclusiveness - Practice theories
    The need for a shift toward healthier and more sustainable diets is evident and is supported by universalized standards for a “planetary health diet” as recommended in the recent EAT-Lancet report. At the same time, differences exist in tastes, preferences and food practices among diverse ethnic groups, which becomes progressively relevant in light of Europe’s increasingly multi-ethnic cities. There is a growing tension between current sustainable diets standards and how diverse ethnic resident groups relate to it within their ‘culturally appropriate’ foodways, raising questions around inclusion. What are dynamics of inclusiveness in migrant food practices? And what does this mean towards the transition to healthy and sustainable food? We study this question among Syrian migrants with different lengths of stay in the Netherlands. Our theoretical framework is based on practice theories, which emphasize the importance of socio-material context and of bodily routines and competences. We use qualitative methods, combining in-depth semi-structured life-history interviews with participant observation. Our findings indicate that inclusiveness takes different forms as migrants’ food practices and the food environment change. Regarding health and sustainability in food practices, understandings and competences around particularly fresh food change over time among both short- and long-term migrants, replacing making things from scratch with seasonal products with buying more processed products and out-of-season vegetables and fruits. We conclude that the performances of food practices and their configurations in food environments and lifestyles are dynamic and cannot unequivocally be interpreted as in- or exclusive, but that a more nuanced understanding is required.
    Leernetwerken Duurzame Inzetbaarheid : Universiteiten aan de slag met employability, strategische personeelsplanning en vitaliteit
    Stuivenberg, Mariaska ; Jettinghoff, Karin ; Vuuren, Tinka van; Peters, Pascale ; Freese, Charissa ; Evers, Gerard ; Peeters, John ; Vaandrager, L. ; Schouteten, Roel - \ 2017
    Stichting SoFoKles - 50
    De duurzame inzetbaarheid van medewerkers op de Nederlandse universiteiten staat onder druk. Voor SoFoKleS was dit aanleiding om duurzame inzetbaarheid hoog op de agenda te zetten.
    Uit een eerdere verkenning van SoFoKleS bleek dat er nog veel ruimte was om employability, vitaliteit en SPP te verbeteren. Wat bleek is dat universiteiten weliswaar al veel employabilitymaatregelen hebben genomen (brons), maar dat deze maatregelen vaak nog onvoldoende bekend zijn bij medewerkers (zilver) en onvoldoende worden gebruikt en geborgd binnen de instelling (goud). Aanvullend beleid is nodig om daarvoor te zorgen. Ten aanzien van SPP bleek dat slechts een beperkt aantal universiteiten destijds bezig was met de implementatie ervan. Veel universiteiten wilden er wel mee starten, maar ervoeren obstakels om tot een succesvolle implementatie over te gaan. Vitaliteitsprogramma’s bleken nog in de kinderschoenen te staan en er lagen kansen voor een verdere inbedding in het organisatiebeleid, meer oog voor de rol van de organisatie (in plaats van alleen de rol van het individu), beter maatwerk en samenwerking tussen HRM en wetenschappelijke staf, zodat de vitaliteitsprogramma’s (beter) onderbouwd en geëvalueerd worden.
    De leernetwerken hadden tot doel deelnemende universiteiten te ondersteunen bij de implementatie van interventies voor de verbetering van employability, SPP en vitaliteit. Per leernetwerk hebben de universiteiten interventies geïmplementeerd of geïntensiveerd. Uitgangspunt hierbij was dat universiteiten dit met een pionierende aanpak doen zonder centraal opgelegde aanpak, in een leernetwerk waarin ruimte was om met andere universiteiten ervaringen met het implementatieproces te delen en hierop te reflecteren.
    Making Sense of Sustainability: A Practice Theories Approach to Buying Food
    Brons, Anke ; Oosterveer, P.J.M. - \ 2017
    Sustainability 9 (2017)3. - ISSN 2071-1050 - 15 p.
    sustainable consumption - food access - practice theories
    In light of global climate change the relevance of sustainable food consumption is growing, yet access to it has not correspondingly developed. This paper addresses the issue of accessing sustainable food from a practice theories perspective. The case of students in Paris is examined by means of interviews and participant observation. Four indicators serve to structure the results, i.e., mode of recruitment, mode of engagement, degree of commitment, and bundles of practices. Based on this analysis, three types are constructed, each with distinct access issues. We conclude that access to sustainable food is not necessarily determined by financial means only, nor by individual attitudes, but should be analysed as embedded in the complex dynamics of multiple social practices. Building on these insights means that more attention for the actual practice of accessing sustainable food, the different elements, and bundles involved is needed when looking for ways to increase access to sustainable food.
    Food system governance. A systematic literature review
    Hospes, O. ; Brons, Anke - \ 2016
    In: Food systems governance / Kennedy, Amanda, Liljeblad, Jonathan, Abingdon and New York : Routledge (Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment ) - ISBN 9781138939431 - p. 13 - 42.
    In conversation with politically dissatisfied citizens. Political discontent in the Netherlands in the first decade of the 21st century
    Brons, C.R. ; Brink, G. van den; Waveren, A. van; Wessel, M.G.J. van; Hendriks, F. - \ 2013
    Tilburg University
    political discontent - political cynicisme - political distrust - political support - in depth interviews
    This dataset - consisting of twenty interviews with politically dissatisfied Dutch citizens- is one of the datasources on which the thesis 'Political discontent in the Netherlands in the first decade of the 21st century' is based upon.The original audio files as well as the transcriptions of the interviews are available. The interviews reveal that there is a persistent image problem of a privileged political class, resulting in an urgent call for political virtue and moral leadership. Information about the selection of the interviewees and the interview format is available in the documentation files.
    Upscaling the impact of sustainability certification initiatives; Enabling conditions and policy recommendations for regional development
    Waarts, Y.R. ; Judge, L.O. ; Brons, J.E. ; Ruijter de Wildt, M.J.M. de; Ingram, V.J. - \ 2013
    The Hague : LEI, part of Wageningen UR (LEI report 2013-046) - ISBN 9789086156511 - 80
    agrarische economie - duurzame ontwikkeling - certificering - regionale ontwikkeling - ketenmanagement - ontwikkelingsbeleid - agricultural economics - sustainable development - certification - regional development - supply chain management - development policy
    Sustainability certification is seen by many as an important means to make supply chains more sustainable. Even though there is some robust evidence on farm-level impacts of certification, and more studies are underway, very little information is available on regional level impacts of certification initiatives. In this study, we offer recommendations to governments, businesses, standard-setting bodies and civil society organisations to help contribute to improvements in impact. Three research questions have been addressed: 1. What impact of initiatives, positive and negative, on farm level but especially on regional level, has been documented on the environment, the society and the economy in production areas? 2. Which contextual factors and regional conditions are required or have proven instrumental for the scaling up of impact and catalysing regional impacts? 3. What can certification initiatives, governments, businesses, international organisations and NGOs do to ensure that the abovementioned conditions are created, supported and promoted? In this study, we refer to the impacts on the regional level as impacts which result from farm-level or local level impacts. To answer the above questions, we reviewed literature sources and conducted semi-structured interviews with stakeholders involved in coffee, cocoa, soy and palm oil supply chains.
    Een landschapsbiografie. Wie verzint zoiets?
    Roncken, P.A. - \ 2007
    In: Podcasting Cultuurgeschiedenis - Case: de toekomst van Zandstad / Oltheten, F., Brons, R., Rotterdam : Stimuleringsfonds voor Architectuur - ISBN 9789080158986 - p. 68 - 70.
    Dimensions of Vulnerability of Livelihoods in Less-favoured Areas: Interplay Between the Individual and the Collective
    Brons, J. ; Dietz, T. ; Niehof, A. ; Witsenburg, K. - \ 2007
    In: Sustainable Poverty Reduction in Less-Favoured Areas / Ruben, R., Pender, J., Kuyvenhoven, A., Wallingford : CAB International - ISBN 9781845932770 - p. 91 - 110.
    The geographical concentration of persistent poverty in so-called less-favoured areas (LFAs) calls for a critical look at the link between poverty and environment. Livelihood studies tend to focus on poverty at the individual level, whereas the concept of LFA implies a problem for the collective. Studies on vulnerability tend to be biased towards external ecological causes at the regional level, while studies on coping and survival usually focus on the household. However, recent insights into the internal and external dimensions of livelihood vulnerability in LFAs provide an argument for linking both dimensions to dynamics at the individual and collective level. At an aggregate level, individual and household responses to vulnerability lead to intended and unintended effects, while there is also evidence of collective responses to factors originating from the external vulnerability context. These linkages between the external and internal dimensions of vulnerability and responses at the individual, aggregate and collective level should be studied to understand and mitigate current trends of increasing vulnerability of livelihoods in LFAs. Emerging key issues include: (i) analysis of change; (ii) analysis of livelihood pathways; (iii) aggregate consequences of behaviour; and (iv) cultural dynamics.
    Pépé Grégoire, een filosofische duiding van zijn beelden = A Philosophical Interpretation of his Sculptures
    Korthals, M.J.J.A.A. - \ 2006
    Zwolle : Waanders (Monografieën van beeldhouwers van torso's en fragmenten ) - ISBN 9789040082313 - 166
    beeldhouwwerk - schone kunsten - beeldende kunsten - ontwerp - perceptie - psychologie - filosofie - culturele psychologie - sculpture - fine arts - visual arts - design - perception - psychology - philosophy - cultural psychology
    Pépé Grégoire maakt beelden die een universele uitdrukking zijn van fundamentele waarden en gevoelens die mensen met elkaar delen: omhelzing, tederheid. Het is niet een op zichzelf staand verhaal dat hij vertelt, een gebeurtenis die in brons wordt uitgebeeld. Pépé Grégoire vat in een beeld samen wat alle mensen gemeen hebben. Door zo te werken maakt hij abstracties concreet. De beelden zijn compact, er is nooit een teveel aan details en in hun presentatie zijn ze monumentaal. Vooral de ledematen spelen een spel van ontmoeting. Maar ze komen niet altijd tot een ontmoeting. Het verlangen is altijd aanwezig. Soms zijn hand of voet voor elkaar onbereikbaar. Ook in meer abstracte vorm speelt Grégoire met deze fundamentele emoties. Steeds opnieuw schept de kunstenaar een beeld om het uiteindelijke kunstwerk te maken.
    Comparisons of methods for in vitro dry matter digestibility of ruminant feeds
    Brons, E. ; Plaizier, J.C. - \ 2005
    Canadian Journal of Animal Science 85 (2005)2. - ISSN 0008-3984 - p. 243 - 245.
    Apparent in vitro dry matter digestibilities of selected ruminant feeds were determined with the DAISYII incubator (ADD, ANKOM Technology Corp., Macedon, NY) and the Tilley and Terry technique (ADTT). True in vitro dry matter digestibility was also determined with the DAISYII incubator (TDD). The ADD and ADTT did not differ for grain crop silages and total mixed rations. The ADD was 9.0 percentage points higher than ADTT for grains and 3.4 percentage points lower than ADTT for grass and legume forages. The TDD was between 5.7 and 11.2 percentage points higher than ADD depending on the feed
    Activity diversification in rural livelihoods : the role of farm supplementary income in Burkina Faso
    Brons, J.E. - \ 2005
    Wageningen University. Promotor(en): Arie Kuyvenhoven, co-promotor(en): Ruerd Ruben. - s.l. : S.n. - ISBN 9789085041825 - 153
    economische ontwikkeling - plattelandsontwikkeling - inkomsten uit het landbouwbedrijf - neveninkomsten - gezinsinkomen - diversificatie - risico - inkomensverdeling - gewasproductie - efficiëntie - marginale gebieden - burkina faso - agrarische bedrijfsvoering - economic development - farm management - rural development - farm income - supplementary income - household income - diversification - risk - income distribution - crop production - efficiency - less favoured areas - burkina faso
    The present study assesses the contribution of farm supplementary activities to rural livelihoods in low-income regions that are characterised by economic stagnation. Through analysing the complete household portfolio of economic activities the study identifies specific aspects of individual and household livelihood diversification. The survey was carried out in villages that are different with respect to endowments of agricultural resources and access to infrastructure. Local non-farm sectors, characterised by excess capacity, provided insufficient technological and institutional development for structurally improving the economic base in the villages. Personal status within the household, i.e. authority and gender, was a major determinant for access to farm supplementary activities. Individual characteristics, related to ability, preference, and property, appeared to be less important as determinants for actual involvement in these activities. Individual livelihoods were more specialised than commonly assumed. Attitudes towards risk had a limited impact on daily livelihoods; people who were less risk-averse selected a more diversified income portfolio. Only in the resource-poor villages, more supplementary revenues led to more efficient cereal production. The use of external inputs for crop production did not differ across farm households with different supplementary revenues. Decomposition of household income along the village income spectrum shows that availability of agricultural resources had a major impact on income level and incidence of poverty. Involvement in supplementary activities, however, had a limited effect on the income distributions within the villages. The general conclusion points to the need to emphasise that livelihood diversification, besides its functionality for mitigating income risks, is also a structural result of poverty. Therefore, income diversification itself is an insufficient device to structurally alleviate poverty, and additional attention should be given to the institutions and technologies of the different livelihood components.
    Ways forward in livelihood research
    Kaag, Maaike ; Berkel, Rik van; Brons, J. ; Bruijn, Mirjam de; Dijk, J.W.M. van; Haan, Leo de; Nooteboom, Gerben ; Zoomers, Annelies - \ 2004
    In: Globalization & Development: Themes and Concepts in Current Research / Kalb, Don, Pansters, Wil, Siebers, Hans, Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands - ISBN 9789048166640 - p. 49 - 74.
    Livelihood Strategies and Development Pathways at Household and Village Level
    Brons, J.E. ; Zaal, F. ; Kersbergen, L. ; Ruben, R. - \ 2003
    In: The Impact of Climate Change on Drylands, with a Focus on West Africa / Dietz, A.J., Ruben, R., Verhagen, A., Dordrecht/Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers (Environment and Policy Series 39) - ISBN 9781402019524 - p. 267 - 292.
    Driving Forces for Changes in Land Use
    Brons, J.E. ; Ruben, R. ; Toure, M. ; Ouedrago, B. - \ 2003
    In: The Impact of Climate Change on Drylands, with a Focus on West Africa / Dietz, A.J., Ruben, R., Verhagen, A., Dordrecht/Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers (Environment and Policy Series 39) - ISBN 9781402019524 - p. 83 - 96.
    Verwijdering van teer en PAK's uit sigarettenrook met behulp van een nieuw ontwikkeld filter van netwerkpolymeer
    Rulkens, W.H. ; Koeman, J.H. ; Challa, G. ; Brons, H.J. ; Murk, A.J. ; Hamers, T.H.M. ; Wesseling, G. - \ 2000
    Unknown Publisher
    Climate Variability, Risk-Coping Strategies and Policy Options : Farm Household Modelling to Assess Supply Response under Variable Rainfall Conditions
    Ruben, R. ; Kruseman, G. ; Kuyvenhoven, A. ; Brons, J.E. - \ 2000
    Wageningen : Unknown Publisher (Research Paper ICCD-NOP ) - 14 p.
    Climate Change, Agricultural Variability and Risk-coping Strategies. A farm and household level analysis in northern Burkina Faso
    Brons, J.E. ; Zaal, F. ; Ruben, R. ; Kersbergen, L. - \ 2000
    Wageningen : CERES/WUR/RIVM (ICCD research report ) - 43 p.
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