For over 25 years dr. Robin Pistorius assists policymakers and researchers in solving sustainability questions regarding agriculture, biotechnology, biodiversity and water. This work stems from his conviction that the world is on the brink of a new, and necessarily sustainable era. Robin Pistorius' consultancy bureau, Facts of Life, combines scientific research, dialogue, education, and offers advice with eye for composition and detail.
Vavilov-Frankel Award
For Bioversity International (Rome) a monograph on the history of plant genetic resources conservation, funded by a Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship.  
Production of a series of brochure on typically Dutch biodiversity. Principal: the Centre for Genetic Resources, the Netherland (CGN). Four volumes have been published: on cabbage-, chicken-, tree- and potato species.
Since 2010 an MA Research Project offered at the UvA, Department of Political Science: Global environmental politics and goverance in theory and practice. For an up-to-date overview of all MA theses coordinated by Robin Pistorius click here .
Recent consultancy and academic work

Cooperation in 2014 - 2016 with ICF International  (London): long-term evaluation of EU DG RTD (Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Science in Society) portfolio.

Lecturer and coordinator honourscourses at University of Amsterdam 2014-2017: An honourscourse: Global natural resources politics, risk and modernity; a BA programme: An Introduction to Global Environmental Politics and Governance, an MA workinggroup: Governing Transitions for Global Sustainable Development; and a MA Research Project: Global environmental politics and governance in theory and practice .

Guest lectures Institute of interdisciplinary Studies (IIS), University of Amsterdam (World Food System series) in 2014-2015.

Research on UK Implementation Nagoya Protocol on ABS
In 2013 joining the ICF International (London) team in a study for Defra (UK) titled UK Implementation of the Nagoya Protcol: assessment of the affected sectors and implementation options.




Robin Pistorius
New lecture series Univ. of A'dam
From august 2016 Robin Pistorius, guest-leturer at the University of Amsterdam, will offer a lecture series titled 'Governing transitions for sustainable development'. For more information click here.
More lecturing at Univ. of A'dam
In 2016 and 2017, Robin Pistorius will continue to coach students with their final MA thesis projects. The issue area encompasses the interface between food issues, natural resources management, and policy making. For more information click here .