Frank de Ruijter (Wageningen University, Netherlands)


Frank de Ruijter is an experienced researcher on farming systems and sustainable agricultural production at the unit Agrosystems Research of Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands. He obtained his PhD in 1998 on the topic ‘Potato crop growth as affected by potato cyst nematodes’, and has worked on nutrient cycling and nutrient use efficiencies in dairy farming and arable farming (agriculture, horticulture and flower bulb production), both with farmers’ groups and for policy makers, and on quantification of sustainable agricultural practices at global scale. Latest research topics are on exploration of biomass production options for a biobased circular economy, on efficient recycling of nutrients derived from plant material, animal manure or human waste (sanitation), and on combining agriculture with solar panels (agrivoltaics).