Estimated nine million euros extra for DLO. 'Business community likes to collaborate with Wageningen.'
The private sector had five times as many research proposals with participants from Wageningen than the top sectors were able to fund. 'That is a really good sign,' says Martin Kropff, a member of the Agrofood top sector team. 'It shows that the business community likes collaborating with us.'
There were good results for projects in the areas of sustainable livestock farming, plant breeding, resource efficiency (more food for fewer inputs), plant health and crop protection. There is less money available for food safety than there was this year. The allocation benefits the Plant Sciences, AFSG (biobased economy) and Animal Sciences groups. LEI is getting somewhat fewer projects, Alterra just as many.