Beter scoren door innovatie en opschaling kringlooplandbouw (KB-14-001-037, KB-14-002-013)

Project: EZproject

Project Details


Circular agriculture is an important option for sustainable agriculture, adopted in the north of the Netherlands and promises PPP benefits. The upscaling and renewal of circular agriculture by an enduring innovation process are at stake.  This is also a governance challenge. The research aims to:


1. increase the knowledge on the environmental impact of circular agriculture for farms and areas;

2. increase the knowledge on characteristics and design of regional innovation and self-governance (for circular agriculture);

3. To strengthen the process of renewal of circular agriculture and the transition to a circular economy.


With regards to environmental impact the following activities will be executed:

  • The implementation of the ‘kringloopwijzer’ method.
  • Incorporating environmental aspects of the usage of nutrients outside of the farm in INITIATOR.
  • Exploration of new measures by farms, the evaluation of their impact for farms and regional objectives.
  • Exploration of possibilities for autonomy in cattle feed.


With regards to the renewal and upscaling of circular agriculture a participative monitoring will be executed. Part of this is the support of this process of study groups, the fourth round table meeting on circular agriculture, and meetings on institutional aspects of the upscaling and renewal process with knowledge and participation. The results of these activities will be used for the testing and improvement of a set of design principles for self-governance and knowledge governance.


The output of the research is:

  • An integrated model instrument for environmental analyses of farms and areas
  • A tested typology of conditions for circular agriculture and the establishments of these conditions by engaging in an upscaling and renewal process
  • Scientific articles
Effective start/end date3/01/1131/12/15


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