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Schevel, Jesse (author)
Historically, Central Asia and agriculture have had a tempestuous relationship. The collapse of the USSR in 1999 put agriculture fully in crisis. Greenhouses, a flourishing sector in the latter days of the USSR, almost fully disappeared. In attempt to gain self-sufficiency in fruit and vegetable production, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan...
master thesis 2024
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Bijlsma, Jean (author), Timmerman, D.M. (author), Marler, Milo (author), Brouwer, Tanne (author), Lu, Y. (author)
The Netherlands, renowned for its flat landscape and strategic location at the confluence of major rivers, combined with fertile soil and a mild climate, boasts optimal natural conditions for agricultural production. However, the success of the Dutch agricultural sector and its developments has significant implications for biodiversity, as...
student report 2024
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Ejaz, Mahaa (author), Ter Heide, Tim (author), Prikanowski, Sandy (author), Shazly, Floyd (author), van Staveren van Dijk, Valdemarr (author)
The Netherlands holds the title of the world’s second-largest exporter of agricultural goods, primarily due to Wageningen University’s pioneering research and innovation. However, this success has led to significant challenges. Intensive farming practices have strained resources and disrupted local water and soil cycles, sparking protests from...
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Russchen, Marieke (author), Waalders, Luc (author), de Quant, E.C.J. (author), Sutherland, M. (author), Zhou, Z. (author)
The Nitrogen Crisis has become a focal point for the global community, with the related European policy stirring uncertainty in the agricultural sector. This political unrest has been clearly manifested in the Netherlands, while natural areas remain exposed to high emission levels. Society calls for systematic solutions to the nitrogen issue...
student report 2024
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Blicharz, E. (author)
This history thesis delves into the impact of environmental changes induced by the agricultural industry in the Mekong Delta on rural Khmer vernacular housing construction. Focusing on the accessibility to traditionally used wood species integral to the Khmer ethnic group's architectural practices, this study explores the intricate construction...
student report 2024
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Bansal, Vaibhav (author), Boersma, JP (author), Schotanus, Jelle (author), Stadtlander, W. (author), de Boer, A.M. (author)
There is an imbalance in the nitrogen cycle, mainly caused by an increasingly intensive agricultural sector. This leads to the degradation of nature and the loss of biodiversity. Measures have been taken at European level to reduce the amount of nitrogen emitted by the agricultural sector, but this has caused a backlash as farmers in many...
student report 2024
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Kok, Wouter (author)
In this master thesis, the development of an innovative gripper specifically designed for grasping the delicate peduncles of vine tomato trusses is presented. This research addresses a critical challenge in agricultural automation: efficiently and safely manipulating high-value crops without causing damage. The thesis begins with a comprehensive...
master thesis 2024
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Miedema, Mathijs (author)
Food forests have recently received an increasing amount of attention since they are seen as a possible addition to the Dutch nitrogen-sensitive agricultural sector. Food forests are claimed to positively affect local ecosystem services while producing food for human consumption. Most of the effects and the edible production, however, lack...
master thesis 2024
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Khabbazan, S. (author)
Agriculture plays a critical role in the economy and environment worldwide, and the provision of real-time, reliable information on large-scale agricultural activity is essential for precision agriculture and global economic prosperity. In this context, remote sensing, especially through Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), can play an important role...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Teodoro Morales, J.D. (author), Marselis, Suzanne (author), Maiello, A. (author), Häger, Achim (author)
The inclusion of social actors is widely acknowledged as a precondition for just and sustainable adaptation strategies to climate change. The integration of diverse types of scientific and local knowledge contributes to a better understanding of problems and increases the relevance of science at the local scale. In this study, we - an...
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Untereiner, Erin (author), Toboso Chavero, S.T.C.H. (author), Fariñas, Ana Vázquez (author), Madrid-Lopez, Cristina (author), Villalba, Gara (author), Durany, Xavier Gabarrell (author)
With the latest IPCC report, dramatic global climate action must be taken immediately to limit global warming to 1.5 °C, or face more frequent and extreme weather events with catastrophic implications. Cities must invest in climate resilience development; however, government policies are only effective if they are supported by the society in...
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Blom, T. (author), Jenkins, Andrew (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author)
The urban energy transition requires innovative heating and cooling systems, as well as enhanced flexibility in electricity usage. This paper explores the theoretical potential for vertical farms to contribute to the energy transition by supplying residual heat to local district heat networks and flexible electricity usage. A stepped approach...
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Zhai, Yujia (author), Bai, Junhong (author), Chang, Pengfei (author), Liu, Zhe (author), Wang, Yaqi (author), Liu, G. (author), Cui, Baoshan (author), Peijnenburg, Willie (author), Vijver, Martina G. (author)
Microplastics (MPs), miniscule plastic particles measuring less than 5 mm in size, have become a concern in terrestrial ecosystems, with primarily agricultural and wetland soils being the soils with highest plastic loadings. The adverse effect of MPs might lead to changes in physicochemical and biological characteristics of soil including...
review 2024
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Niquice, Celma (author), Marques Arsenio, A. (author), Medema, G.J. (author), van Lier, J.B. (author)
Faecal contamination across the lettuce value chain was assessed in Maputo, Mozambique. Escherichia coli was used as an indicator of faecal contamination, with concentrations ranging from 3.4 to 5.7 log units/100 ml in groundwater, river water and partially treated wastewater. Municipal tap water used to wash lettuce heads in the markets had...
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Ernste, Daniël (author)
In this study, the relationship between water quality and agriculture in the upstream region of the Brantas catchment has been investigated, with a focus on Electric Conductivity (EC), Dissolved Oxygen (DO), pH, nitrate, Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD), phosphate and ammonia concentrations. The EC concentrations ranged from 120 to 570 μS/cm, the...
master thesis 2023
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Ye, Lisa (author)
This study develops a roadmap to guide the integration of robotic technologies into Dutch agriculture in a responsible manner that benefits farmers and the environment.<br/>The Dutch agricultural sector faces challenges from climate change, labor shortages, and sustainability pressures. Robotics shows promise in addressing these issues through...
master thesis 2023
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Bontan, Luc (author)
Robots are increasingly deployed in various locations to automate tasks, including in barns. However, in barns cows can obstruct the sensors such as LiDAR or camera, leading to a lack of environmental information. As a result, the robot’s localization system only relies on odometry at those moments, introducing additional uncertainty to the...
master thesis 2023
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Hoogerbrugge, Ben (author)
The pursuit of sustainability is at the forefront of international conversation in an era marked by urgent environmental challenges. This research aims to shed a light on tools, indicators, and methodologies used to assess sustainability, paving the way for informed decisions, actionable insights, and a brighter tomorrow. <br/><br/>The Paris...
master thesis 2023
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Gu, Tianyi (author)
Mismatched architecture is defined as architecture whose current situations don’t match their original settings during transformation. This mismatch manifests itself as a mismatch in form, function, and context, among others. Mismatched architecture is a self-adapting process of architecture and society, it gives us an insight into the...
master thesis 2023
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Feberwee, Kai (author)
Throughout sub-Saharan Africa, agricultural activities in urban and peri-urban areas are threatened by urban sprawl. These activities are important not just for the livelihoods of those who take part in it, but also for the food security of the city. Historically, in Kumasi 40% of the crops in the city are sourced from urban and peri-urban...
master thesis 2023
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