Wageningen University and Research (WUR)
Wageningen University and Research
Country: The Netherlands
Type of organization: R.T.D

In the Netherlands, Wageningen University and Research (WUR) is a Holding, comprising all the national agricultural research institutes, the Wageningen Agricultural University and the Van Hall Larenstein Professional University. WUR is the leading group in all sciences and research related to agriculture, food, and environmental issues, both at the national and the international level.

The Professional University Van Hall Larenstein offers courses at Bachelor and Master Levels. It has a longstanding tradition and is recognised internationally as a centre of expertise in Tropical Agriculture and Third World Rural Development. A significant part of the student population comes from developing countries. The 4-year Bachelor Course in Tropical Agriculture currently offers a specialization in Fair Trade Management, for which a Minor of 30 ECTS has been developed. More information

In the GEO FAIR TRADE Project, Wageningen University and Research will cooperate and participate in the Validation & Dissemination Board by fulfilling the evaluation and dissemination tasks (WP5). The outcomes of the GEO FAIR TRADE project will contribute to the further design of the study programme and thus prepare highly competent professional graduates in the field of Fair Trade and Organic Production Marketing & Trade, both for Dutch students and for international students from developing countries.

Key persons involved in the GEO FAIR TRADE project:

  • Jos van Hal: Course coordinator Fair Trade Management, Logistics and Quality Management; He is a lecturer and course coordinator Fair Trade Management.
  • Jan Hoekstra: Lecturer Chain empowerment and regional development; Livestock expert and placement coordinator
  • Bernard Gildemacher: Agronomist& Horticulture; Organic Agriculture, Tropical product expert
  • Eddy Hesselink: Course coordinator Regional Development and Innovation
  • Wim Schuring: Lecturer GIS & Research methodology

Should you want to contact WUR in the GEO FAIR TRADE Project please contact:
Jos van Hal: jos.vanhal@wur.nl