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Nameprof.dr.ir. MK van Ittersum
FirstnameMartin
Emailmartin.vanittersum@wur.nl

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DescriptionProfessor
OrganizationDepartment of Plant Sciences
Organization UnitPlant Production Systems
Phone+31 317 482 382
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Secretarial phone+31 317 482 141
Phone 2+31 317 482 141
Fax+31 317 484 892
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Visiting addressDroevendaalsesteeg 1
6708PB, WAGENINGEN
Building/Room107/W3.Dd.103
Postal addressPostbus 430
6700AK, WAGENINGEN
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  • - Geen nevenwerzaamheden
    Oct 2017 - Mar 2026


Biography

Martin van Ittersum holds a PhD in Agricultural and Environmental Science from Wageningen University. He is a professor at the Plant Production Systems group of the same university. His research and teaching focus on research concepts and methods for the analysis, design and integrated assessment of agricultural systems from field to farm, regional and global level. He has led and is leading a large number of (inter)national projects dealing with global food availability, integrated assessment of agricultural systems, yield gap analysis, phosphorus scarcity, climate change and circular food systems. Martin is currently leading the Global Yield Gap Atlas project (www.yieldgap.org) to map the scope for increasing agricultural production on current agricultural land. In 2013 he was the co-chair of the 1st International Conference on Global Food Security and he is co-chair of the 4th edition of this conference to be held in Montpellier in 2020. In 2015 and 2016 he was the interim chair of the Farming Systems Ecology group at Wageningen University. He has authored ca. 175 papers in international scientific journals and supervised many MSc and PhD students from all continents.


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  • APS-50803 - Sustainable Food Security: The value of systems thinking (online)
  • CSA-10806 - Introduction Quantitative Agroecology
  • PPS-30306 - Quantitative Analysis of Land Use Systems (QUALUS)
  • PPS-31306 - Global Food Security
  • PPS-50806 - Capita Selecta Plant Production Systems
  • YPS-82318 - BSc Thesis Plant Sciences
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