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  • Young Talent Meeting: World Food Shortage Bienvenue Jeunes Talents Wageningen October 10, 2012 Martin Kropff, Rector Magnificus
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  • Global challenges Agri-food Climate change Biobased Economy Food and health Stewardship Food security
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  • missie To explore the potential of nature, to improve the quality of life
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  • Wageningen UR domain
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  • Wageningen UR ( University & Research centre) 3 organisations: Wageningen University Van Hall Larenstein 9 research institutes 6,700 employees 12,000 stud. (> 120 countries) International top 30 locations in The Netherlands Heart of the Food Valley Offices in Chile, Ethiopia and China
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  • Worldwide networks: Education: tuning, exchange, fellowships Research: joint programs Innovation: international PPP based in regions Global partners Universities and institutes INRA Governments Civil society organisations Businesses, private sector America Asia Africa Our vision on global knowledge development
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  • International co-operation for food securtiy
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  • The Wageningen approach: biological
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  • The Wageningen approach: biological and social scales peopleprofitplanet
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  • The Approach: Technology and Socio-economics Greenhouse as energy source GMO AgronomyInstituties shine Technological Socio-economic incremental leap
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  • Two strategies Theoretic maximum yield Actual yield Theoretic maximum yield Actual yield Yield gap Decrease the yield-gap Yield gap Increase maximum yield
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  • WT shine 9 days of drought 1 week after rewatering Closing the yield gap Water use efficiency
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  • Young Talents and interdisciplinarity