Name D Roep

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DescriptionAssistant professor
OrganizationDepartment of Social Sciences
Organization UnitRural Sociology
Phone+31 317 482 897
Secretarial phone+31 317 482 088
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Fax+31 317 485 475
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Visiting addressHollandseweg 1
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Dr ir D. Roep holds a MSc in Rural Sociology Wagenigen University (1989) and a PhD Life Sciences on grasroots innovation in agriculture (2000). He is affiliated at the Rural Sociology Group of Wageningen University since 1989 as a fellow researcher and since 2002 as assistant professor, alternated with self-employment on some rural development projects and part-time affiliations at Twente University (2002-2004) and the Agricultural Economic Institute (LEI) of Wageningen University and Research Centre (2007-2009). He participated in various research national and EU-funded projects, such as IMPACT (1999-2002), MULTAGRI 2004-2005), SUS-CHAIN (2003-2006), DERREG (2009-2011), SOLINSA (2011-2013) and SUSPLACE (2015-2019). He has expertise in place-based approaches to agricultural and rural development, alternatives modes of food provisioning, grassroots innovations, transformative change, new institutional arrangements supportive to place-based development and, more recently, he developed and interest in regenerative agriculture.

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  Rural Sociology weblog
  Rural Sociology WU
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  Rural Sociology on YouTube
  Sustainable Place Shaping on Twitter
  Sustainable Place Shaping MSCA ITN op Facebook

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SUSPLACE - Sustainable place-shaping is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network funded by the European Commission. SUSPLACE will train 15 Early Stage Researchers in innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to study and further enhance sustainable place-shaping practices.

Introduction video to SUSPLACE

  • RSO-20806 - Agricultural and Rural Development: Sociological Perspectives
  • RSO-31806 - Sociology of Food and Place
  • RSO-34806 - Social Transformations towards Sustainable Food Systems
  • RSO-50806 - Capita Selecta Rural Sociology
  • RSO-80424 - MSc Thesis Rural Sociology
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