Can Agriculture feed our world? 125 years KLV Prof Martin Kropff, Rector Magnificus Wageningen University
Global Challenges Food security Climate change/ Tipping points Biobased Economy Stewardship Food nutrition  & health AGRI ...
Food security Distribution or production locally? Global production Hunger threshold Recommended
Food to feed the world
The challenge for mankind 2x more with 2 x less
Projected effect of climate change Cline, W. R. 2007. Global Warming and Agriculture: Impact Estimates by Country. Washing...
Possible interventions Innovative greenhouse GMO Agronomy Institutions
Possible interventions Greenhouse as energy source GMO Agronomy Institutions
Possible interventions Greenhouse as energy source GMO Agronomy Institutions shine
Possible interventions Greenhouse as energy source GMO Agronomy Institutions shine
Possible interventions Greenhouse as energy source GMO Agronomy Institutions shine
Technological options: Productivity
Technological options: Productivity increase Arable land (m hectare) West Africa West Europe Maïs oogst (ton/hectare) !
Technological options: Two strategies Theoretical maximum yield Actual yield Theoretical maximum yield Actual yield Yield ...
Technological options: Biobased Economy Food Materials Energy
Technological/Socio-economic options <ul><li>Climate change: Agriculture as part of the solution </li></ul><ul><li>Food to...
Technological/socio-economic options <ul><li>Roughly 1/3 of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally...
Socio economic options <ul><li>Co-innovation (topsectors global) </li></ul><ul><li>Institutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fina...
Is there a role for the Netherlands? Sector innovative and world leading (2 nd  exporter) Knowledge infrastructure world c...
<ul><li>world wide networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education: capacity building, exchange </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resear...
Conclusions <ul><li>2 x more with 2 x less  (eco-efficiency) </li></ul><ul><li>Biobased economy  (waste, valorisation, P) ...
Agriculture  can  feed the world! Opening of the  Conference of ELLS  Rector Magnificus
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  • 15/11/11
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  • 15/11/11 Voorbeeld van productie strategie. Europe meer productie door hogere Opbrengsten en weinig uitbreiding van land. Afika juist veel uitbreiding van Land en dat helpt ook bepaald niet bij bedwingen emissies. (Prem Bindraban, Erwin Bulte, Ken Giller, Holger Meinke, Arthur Mol, Pepijn van Oort, Peter Oosterveer, Herman van Keulen &amp; Meike Wollni, 2009. Beyond competition – Pathways for Africa ’s agricultural development. Plant Research International, Wageningen UR, Report 242)
  • 15/11/11
  • 15/11/11
  • Presentation Main Conference Martin Kropff

    1. 1. Can Agriculture feed our world? 125 years KLV Prof Martin Kropff, Rector Magnificus Wageningen University
    2. 2. Global Challenges Food security Climate change/ Tipping points Biobased Economy Stewardship Food nutrition & health AGRI FOOD
    3. 3. Food security Distribution or production locally? Global production Hunger threshold Recommended
    4. 4. Food to feed the world
    5. 5. The challenge for mankind 2x more with 2 x less
    6. 6. Projected effect of climate change Cline, W. R. 2007. Global Warming and Agriculture: Impact Estimates by Country. Washington D.C., USA: Peterson Institute.
    7. 7. Possible interventions Innovative greenhouse GMO Agronomy Institutions
    8. 8. Possible interventions Greenhouse as energy source GMO Agronomy Institutions
    9. 9. Possible interventions Greenhouse as energy source GMO Agronomy Institutions shine
    10. 10. Possible interventions Greenhouse as energy source GMO Agronomy Institutions shine
    11. 11. Possible interventions Greenhouse as energy source GMO Agronomy Institutions shine
    12. 12. Technological options: Productivity
    13. 13. Technological options: Productivity increase Arable land (m hectare) West Africa West Europe Maïs oogst (ton/hectare) !
    14. 14. Technological options: Two strategies Theoretical maximum yield Actual yield Theoretical maximum yield Actual yield Yield gap Yield gap GMO? Decrease the Yield-gap Increase maximum yield
    15. 15. Technological options: Biobased Economy Food Materials Energy
    16. 16. Technological/Socio-economic options <ul><li>Climate change: Agriculture as part of the solution </li></ul><ul><li>Food to feed the world </li></ul><ul><li>Farming systems adapted to climate change </li></ul><ul><li>Mitigating climate change </li></ul>
    17. 17. Technological/socio-economic options <ul><li>Roughly 1/3 of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally. Which amounts to about 1.3 billion tons per year (FAO, 2011 Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>the Netherlands total shrinkage in the food chain values € 4.4 billion </li></ul>
    18. 18. Socio economic options <ul><li>Co-innovation (topsectors global) </li></ul><ul><li>Institutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial mechanisms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intermediate co-ordination (AGRA....) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Governance at the global level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Which current mechanisms work? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How do we handle financial crises? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Will we be able to handle major food crises? </li></ul></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Is there a role for the Netherlands? Sector innovative and world leading (2 nd exporter) Knowledge infrastructure world class Government Industry Knowledge institutions Coherent Connected Committed PPP
    20. 20. <ul><li>world wide networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education: capacity building, exchange </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research: programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation: international PPP based in regions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Golden triangles in regions of the world </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Universities and research institutes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(regional) Governments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Businesses </li></ul></ul>Solutions through international co-operation? America Asia Africa
    21. 21. Conclusions <ul><li>2 x more with 2 x less (eco-efficiency) </li></ul><ul><li>Biobased economy (waste, valorisation, P) </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture and climate change: triple win (A, M, F) </li></ul><ul><li>Approach through PPPs, invest in AR </li></ul><ul><li>New international governance systems (long term thinking) </li></ul>
    22. 22. Agriculture can feed the world! Opening of the Conference of ELLS Rector Magnificus

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