Agriculture and development

Parallel to the growing population pressure, economic and social dimensions of (inter)national agricultural issues are becoming increasingly importnat. Many governments and companies wish to map these developments and its implications. Robin Pistorius focuses on:

• Technological developments in agricultural production
• Promising market-developments and agricultural industry
• Life-science industrial developments
• Public-private developments in agricultural production and research
• Market- and communication issues.

• Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS), The Hague
• University of Amsterdam, Department of Policitical Science (International Relations)
• Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR)
• Centre for Genetic Resources, The Netherlands (CGN, WUR)

Project examples
• Moderation and facilitation of web conference on Farmers' Rights and final conference reportings. 
• Production of a series of popularizing brochures for the Genetic Resources, The Netherlands (CGN) on indigenous potato-, cabbage-, chicken- and tree-species.
• PhD thesis titled: The Exploitation of Plant Genetic Resources: political strategies in crop development (published by CAB International, London & New York).

• For Plant Research International (Wageningen UR) Robin Pistorius edited a report on the use of biofuels and associated social, economic dilemma’s, and technical options. The full report is now available on-line. A summary is available.