Thesis/Internship possibility: Agribusiness and Global China

For decades, North Atlantic-based transnational agribusiness firms have been the most powerful corporate players in the global food system. But over the past several years, Chinese firms have started to challenge their power in terms of market-share, territory, rulemaking, and trade. As the recent US-China Trade War illustrates, internationally traded agricultural commodities are crucially important … Continue reading Thesis/Internship possibility: Agribusiness and Global China

Let’s not pin down the delta – NRC Guest Blog by Dr Jeroen Warner

Dutch flood management policy benefits from a varied package of measures consisting of both ‘closed’ and ‘open’ hydrological interventions in the environment. This argument is voiced by Martijn van Staveren and Jeroen Warner, water policy researchers at Wageningen University.  In a heavily populated and densely constructed delta such as the Netherlands, flooding can cause enormous … Continue reading Let’s not pin down the delta – NRC Guest Blog by Dr Jeroen Warner

Bram Büscher in ZEMBLA Documentary “Victim in the World Willife Fund

Professor Bram Büscher has a prominent role in a ZEMBLA documentary about WWF. The documentary was broadcasted on Thursday, May 16, 2019 on Dutch television. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is active in birth control in nature reserves in the third World. According to the WWF, overcrowding is a great danger to nature and fewer … Continue reading Bram Büscher in ZEMBLA Documentary “Victim in the World Willife Fund

Afrika’s problem is niet per se Africa zelf

Door: Paul Hebinck Volkskrant, Voedselzaken (Maart 2018) Afrika’s probleem is niet per se Afrika zelf, maar diegenen die met alle goede bedoelingen van dien denken het probleem van Afrika te kunnen oplossen: landbouwexperts, adviseurs, beleidsmakers en wetenschappers, waaronder mijn collega’s van de Wageningen Universiteit. Hun duur betaalde adviezen zijn bijna in alle gevallen afkomstig uit … Continue reading Afrika’s problem is niet per se Africa zelf