Wageningen Research (WR)

Country: the Netherlands

Stichting Wageningen Research (WR) is formed by different research institutes specialised in areas such as crop sciences, livestock, economics, environment, food, lifestyle, marine, bio-based production, and food safety. These institutes carry out strategic, application-oriented and field-based research.

Wageningen Research (WR) forms with the Wageningen University (WU) one organisation: Wageningen University and Research (WUR). WR and WU are two independent legal entities, but in terms of content, objectives and activities they are aligned both at the strategic and tactical levels within the Wageningen University and Research cooperative arrangement. This international research and knowledge centre focusses specifically on the theme 'healthy food and living environment'. The combination of knowledge, expertise and experiences enables WUR to work through its international networks in many countries all over the world.

WUR aims to address complex issues such as ecological sustainability, public health, and a robust food supply using interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches, through networks of cooperation between knowledge institutes, development organisations, policy makers and private sector. WUR is especially strong in the bioeconomy and environment domains. WUR is a member of management, coordination and advisory boards of partnerships such as ERA-NETs, JPIs and EJPs on topic’s in its domain. WUR acts as coordinator in many H2020 programmes on topic such as resource efficiency, soil functionalities, ICT in agriculture, the microbiome, healthy livestock, sustainable food production and climate change mitigation.