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Impact of large scale implementation of climate smart agricultural interventions on climate resilience of different value chains and farming systems from an agricultural production and environmental perspective

  • 1 April, 2019
  • Wageningen University, Water Systems and Global Change
  • prof. dr F Ludwig
  • dr AME Groot

Climate change in East Africa can potentially have far-reaching consequences for the agriculture sector, management of natural resources and food security. Many farming systems in Africa are currently highly vulnerable to climate variability and change. At the same time there is need to improve agricultural production in East African farming systems. These challenges require a response that integrates improved food security for vulnerable groups with climate adaptation and mitigation of food crop production and supply systems. The adoption of climate smart and ecologically sustainable production methods is essential for improving productivity and resilience of the existing food crop production and supply systems. However, until now there is limited data and information available on the impacts of different climate smart agriculture (CSA) interventions on agricultural production, food security and ecological resilience of the farming systems and larges landscapes. To fill this knowledge and data gap the will to assess the impacts of (large scale) implementation of CSAs on the resilience and ecological sustainability at different scales.

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Thomas Kirina

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Climate change and land use change in Sub-Saharan Africa: Investments for agriculture, livelihoods, and conservation

  • 15 March, 2021
  • Wageningen University, Environmental Systems Analysis
  • Lars Hein

Climate change and land use change are two major driving forces of global change but are rarely considered jointly. Their synergistic impacts have large impacts on humans and environment. This research looks at the needs that arise from these impacts, assesses whether current climate funding is in line with those needs, proposes a framework for improved investment decision-making, and provides a case study of a landscape in West-Africa. There will be a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, a region where land use change is common, climate change impacts are expected to high, and for which insufficient funding is available.

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Charissa Bosma

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Analysis of the Hydro-Climatic Regime of the Snow Covered and Glacierised Upper Indus Basin Under Current and Future Climates

  • 6 December, 2022
  • 14:30-16:30
  • IHE Delft, Water Resources and Ecosystems
  • Prof. Michael McClain
  • Dr. Shreedhar Maskey

The Upper Indus Basin (UIB) is the source of water for millions of people in Pakistan and the world’s largest irrigation system, but its hydro-climatic regime is poorly known. Moreover, the recent acceleration in climate change (CC) leads to serious concerns about current and future water availability and management. This study assessed the hydro-climatic regime, including precipitation, snow-and glacier melt, and water availability for two sub-basins of UIB under current and future climates. The Distance Distribution Dynamics (DDD) model was used to simulate the different components of the hydro-climatic regime, driven by elevation-distributed precipitation from global gridded products. Results revealed that most precipitation in the study area falls in the winter and spring, and river flow depends more on snow-and glacier melt than rainfall. The future projection showed increasing temperature and precipitation and thus increasing flow. The future glacier melt simulations suggest increasing melt contributions, especially from the higher elevations. The findings of this study may assist policymakers and other stakeholders with respect to hydropower and reservoir development, sustained agriculture production, CC adaptation, and efficient water resources management. Future work is recommended to acquire more observational data, field-based investigations and future glacier recessions.

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Aftab Nazeer

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Lecture Crisis, development and ecologies of the new commons


  • 07 December 2022
  • IDS Convening Space and Zoom
  • Institute of Development Studies, UK
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Transdisciplinary Lunch Crowd: “25 years of transformation or resilience?”


  • 30 November 2022
  • Wageningen Campus and online
  • WIMEK, Wageningen University
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Workshop Embracing multiperspectivity


  • 16 November 2022
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  • Centre for Unusual Collaborations
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Systems Analysis for Reducing Footprints and Enhance Resilience


  • 16 - 17 November 2022
  • Vienna, Austria & online
  • International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
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Co-creation session transition makers toolbox


  • 11 - 25 November 2022
  • Utrecht
  • The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of the University of Amsterdam, the alliance Eindhoven University of Technology, Wageningen University & Research, Utrecht University and University Medical Centre Utrecht and Utrecht University’s Bachelor’s programmes University College Utrecht and Liberal Arts and Sciences
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Beyond the Climate Imperative: Governing the sustainability transition by promoting joint action


  • 10 November 2022
  • Utrecht
  • Utrecht University
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Water-Energy-Food Nexus symposium


  • 07 November 2022
  • Online
  • Water Footprint Network
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Webinar on Aquathermy


  • 03 November 2022
  • Online
  • Amsterdam International Water Web
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Noordzeedagen 2022: Biodiversiteit in de Noordzee – dilemma’s en keuzes in kaart


  • 03 - 04 November 2022
  • Wageningen campus, Omnium building, Hoge Steeg 2, 6708 PH Wageningen
  • Wageningen Marine Research, NIOZ, TNO, Deltares, RWS
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Agent-based modeling of climate policy

  • 6 September, 2022
  • 13:45
  • VU University Amsterdam, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM)
  • prof.dr. J.C.J.M. van den Bergh
  • dr I. Savin

This thesis evaluates the relative performance of different policies for climate mitigation, when more realistic assumptions are adopted regarding the behavior of polluters. Agent-based modeling is used to explore the interaction amongst heterogeneous agents under bounded rationality. A computational framework is developed to support the development of agent-based models in Python. Three types of policy are compared: a carbon tax, a permit trading market, and direct regulation. Further consideration is given regarding the difference of applying these policies upstream, where fossil fuels are extracted, or downstream, where emissions are caused. Policy impacts are analysed upon multiple evaluation criteria, including effects on emissions, technology adoption, competitive dynamics, prices, economic output, wealth distributions, human needs, and the quality of life.

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Joël Foramitti

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Mechanisms and enhancement of LDPE and PLA degradation by earthworm’s gut microbiome in soils

  • 7 October, 2019
  • Wageningen University, Soil Physics and Land Management
  • prof. dr V Geissen

This PhD project generally aims at exploring the possibility of in-situ biodegradation of microplastics by the gut microbiome of earthworms. The most commonly used non-biodegradable polymer (LDPE) and biodegradable polymer (PLA) for mulching films will be used in this project. The degradation mechanisms and potential enhancing methods will be explored.

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Ke Meng

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