Gerrie van de Ven

Gerrie van de Ven holds a PhD in Agricultural and Environmental Science from Wageningen University. She is employed at the Plant Production Systems Group, led by prof. Ken Giller. She combines teaching and research with a focus on farming systems analysis and optimization of land use systems. Nutrient cycling, environmental impacts and the interaction between crops and livestock, both in the western world and in Africa, have her special attention. Her scientific work has built on the production ecological principles and modelling approach as taught in this mooc. She teaches both under-graduate and post-graduate students on this subject .
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Sustainable Food Security: The value of systems thinking (edX)

Learn how to solve the ‘Rubik’s cube’ of systems thinking and how it’s applied to improve the environmental sustainability of food production systems! Have you ever considered how many aspects of food production affect the natural environment? Every aspect needs to be considered in attaining the future goal to [...]
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Sustainable Food Security: Crop Production (edX)

Learn the basics of crop production and find out how to feed the future world population without depleting our planet’s resources! How much food will be available for humankind in the future? Feeding nine billion people in 2050 without exhausting the planetary reserves is perhaps the greatest challenge humanity [...]
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