Stichting Wageningen Research (WR) consists of a number of specialized institutes for applied research
in the domain of healthy food and living environment. Wageningen Research is a leading research
institute on ‘our green living environment’. WR offers a combination of practical, innovative and
interdisciplinary scientific research across many disciplines related to the green world and the
sustainable use of the living environment. The research institutes within the legal entity Stichting
Wageningen Research involved in this consortium are: Wageningen Environmental Research
(WENR) and Wageningen Plant Research (WPR).
WENR focusses on environmental aspects as soil, water, the atmosphere, the landscape and biodiversity
‒ and does research on a global scale as well as regionally until the scale of a farmers field. WPR
focusses both on strategic research and applied research in plant sciences from plant cell to crop. WPR
research is dealing both with crop production as well as its effect on its resources and the environment.
The teams of WENR and WPR involved in the consortium are specialized in agro-ecosystems, soil
research and climate change related to agriculture and crop production. Thanks to this sophisticated
combination of knowledge and experience, WR offers a unique and complementary range of
perspectives to the needs of the research community, policymakers, academia, industry, farmers,
government and the society.
Within FP5-7 and Horizon2020 of the EU and as well as in service and framework contracts to DG
Environment, DG AGRIC, DG-CLIMATE, DG ESTAT, WENR and WPR have been and continue to
be involved, either as coordinator or partner institution, in more than 200 projects, with a large share of
projects working on agriculture, soil threats, land use, water policy (drinking water, surface and
In this specific EJP, WR is strongly involved in WP1 management (co-lead, EJP sustainability task T1.4)
and WP2 Roadmap (lead), WP6 (Soil data harmonisation) and WP7 (synthesis).WR also expects to be
involved in WP3 through the calls for projects.
- Wageningen Research (WR) - www.wur.nl
- Wageningen Plant Research (WPR) - https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Research-Institutes/plant-research.htm
Janjo de Haan