Circularity in agricultural production
This booklet, by FCRN member Imke de Boer, sets out the scientific basis for the 2018 Mansholt lecture by Louise Fresco, President of the Wageningen University & Research Executive Board. The lecture discussed how the concept of circularity can be applied to agricultural production.
de Boer, I. J. M. and van Ittersum, M. K. (2018). Circularity in agricultural production. Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen.
Read the booklet here and watch Imke de Boer’s discussion of circular agriculture here (English subtitles are available). See also the Foodsource resource How far could changes in production practices reduce GHG emissions?
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