Zoek medewerkers/organisaties dr.ir. CA Kessler
Naamdr.ir. CA Kessler

OmschrijvingUniversitair Docent
OrganisatieDepartement Omgevingswetenschappen
OrganisatieeenheidBodemfysica en Landbeheer
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My passion is sustainable land management, which is the foundation for sustainable agriculture and enhanced food security. In my daily work at the University as assistant professor and in my current job at Alterra where I work for a food security project in Burundi, I try to transmit my passion and knowledge to students, farmers and colleagues about how to foster sustainable land management. I am convinced that we can achieve managing our soil and water resources in a more sustainable way, and that small-scale farming has a crucial role to play in feeding this world, but we need people with vision, with commitment, and with the spirit that is needed to do this together: in collaboration, learning from eachother, to find innovatiev solutions that work for sustainable land management.

Follow the link below to learn more about the PIP approach of Integrated Farm Planning as currently applied in Burundi: it is innovative and it works, and we want to implement it in many other countries!

To finalize please find here my key-expertise and working experience:

  • 10 years working experience in the Andes region: Chile, Peru and Bolivia
  • 10 years working experience at Wageningen University as teacher/researcher
  • specialized in (1) sustainable land management (2) programs and policies for sustainable rural development (3) rural livelihood strategies (adaptation and farmers’ investments)
  • experience in project formulation, coordination and evaluation (research & development)
  • experience in interdisciplinary and participatory research (science for development)

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Projectleader for agricultural pillar of Fanning the Spark project in Burundi. This project fosters enhanced food security in the rural area of Burundi, and works with an integrated approach focused on agricultural, micro-finance and insurances, as well as health. It is financed by the Dutch Government and Achmea Foundation. For more information please click on the following link:



The PAPAB project aims to sustainably increase food production in Burundi by promoting market-oriented, climate-resilient and sustainable agricultural techniques, supported by targeted fertilizer subsidies. The project uses a participatory approach centred on integrated crop/soil/farm management and cooperation between stakeholders at all levels. For more information please click on the following link:



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