Final meeting of KNSI
About the final meeting of KNSI
On the 4th of June 2019 the final meeting of the Knowledge Network on Sustainable Intensification (KNSI) took place in Wageningen, the Netherlands. The projects SUSTAg (an ERA-NET SURPLUS project) and LegumeGap (an ERA-NET SusCrop project) were presented, followed by results from a study on "identifying the current state-of-the-art of Sustainable Intensification of front-runner arable and dairy farms in the Netherlands". This research was conducted in the frame of the KNSI network. The results of the United Kingdom’s national network on Sustainable Intensification (SIRN), were presented as well. The presentations can be found in the agenda below.
Programme of KNSI Final meeting ‘Directions in sustainable agriculture’
09:45 – 10:00 | Coffee
10:00 – 10:10 | Introduction - Dr. Torsten Rødel Berg (Aarhus University, DK)
10:10 – 11:10 | SI Research in FACCE JPI
- Dr. Birka Wicke (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands) - Assessing options for the SUSTainable intensification of Agriculture for integrated production of food and non-food products at different scales (SUSTAg) – a FACCE SURPLUS ERA-NET project
- Dr. ir. Nynke Schulp (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL) - Increasing productivity and sustainability of European plant protein production by closing the grain legume yield gap (LegumeGap) – a SusCrop ERA-NET project
- Dr. Andrew Whitmore (Rothamstead Research, UK) – Results SIRN network
- Dr. Gerrie van de Ven (Wageningen University and Research, NL) - Results indicators' study
12:10 – 12:45 | Discussions on the concept of SI (as a viable concept, availability of data, indicators, et cetera, policy relevance and needs, scientific needs and future directions)
13:45 – 16:45 | Common discussions on the KNSI instrument, results and suggestions for improvement to the FACCE-JPI Governing Board.