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Maja Slingerland

Associate Professor at Wageningen University & Research

Areas of expertise

  • - Global food security
  • - Sustainable development
  • - Tropical agriculture
  • - Agricultural systems
  • - Agro-industrial chains

Major works

Leite, J.G.D.B., Bijman, J., Giller, K., & Slingerland, M. (2013). Biodiesel policy for family farms in Brazil: One-size-fits-all? Environmental Science and Policy, 27: _p. 195-205 Slingerland, M., Achterbosch, T., & Verhagen, J. (2015). _Climate change lens on donor policies and programs for improving food and nutrition security. Study commissioned by Ministry of Foreign Affairs through MER, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands Oosterveer, P., Adjei, B. E., Vellema, S., & Slingerland, M. (2014). Global sustainability standards and food security: Exploring unintended effects of voluntary certification in palm oil. Global Food Security, 3(3), 220-226 Achterbosch, T.J., Meijerink, G.W., Slingerland, M.A. & Smeets, E.M.W. (2013). Bioenergy crops and food security: evidence on price and income effects under alternative agricultural investments and policy conditions. Keynote in session 7 - Agricultural production as feedstock for renewables. First International Conference on Global Food Security 29 Sept -2 October 2013, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands. Slingerland, M.A., Traore, K., Kayodé, A.P.P., & Mitchikpe, C.E.S. (2006). Fighting Fe deficiency malnutrition in West Africa: an interdisciplinary programme on a food chain approach._ NJAS Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences 53 (3-4), p. 253 – 279. _

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About Me

Maja Slingerland holds a PhD degree in farming systems (2000), at Wageningen University. She worked for 10 years in research and development in west Africa. She initiated and coordinated large interdisciplinary research programmes: micronutrients (China, Benin, Burkina Faso); competing claims on natural resources (southern Africa, Brazil) and sustainable oil palm (Indonesia, Thailand). She is member of the steering committee of WU strategic funded interdisciplinary programmes "Scaling and Governance" and "Smart and Sustainable Food production" and of two interdisciplinary research programmes on conflict and climate change of the Dutch Science Foundation. She supervises PhD and Master studies, participates in public debates and published over 100 articles and book chapters in scientific and popular journals. She teaches a global food security course.

Courses and Programs taught by Maja Slingerland

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