In the Greenport Hub we research how we can feed a growing world population with high quality nutrients from the horticulture sector.
The world population is growing rapidly, while the agricultural land availability is decreasing due to climate change. Radical changes are needed to feed the population in a healthy way with high quality nutrients. The horticulture sector plays an important role in this need. In the coming decades, this sector will be focused on the transition towards a circular economy and a healthy and balanced society. The transition towards a circular economy and the new perspectives on the relationship between health and food, opens up new possibilities and challenges for the sector. Together with the sector, we have distinguished four research themes:
1) Plant compounds and circular economy
2) Food and a healthy society
3) Digitalisation in the horticulture sector
4) Sustainable urban delta's.
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Greenport Hub and the World Horti Center
The World Horti Center is the global knowledge and innovation center for international greenhouse horticulture. The center offers educational, research and presentation services for anyone active in the international greenhouse horticulture sector. The CfS Greenport Hub is a partner of the World Horti Center and hence forms the bridge between the universities Leiden, Delft and Erasmus and the horticulture sector.