The Agrifood Hub

Our global population is growing and more and more people are moving into cities. All these people need access to healthy and safe food, so food production needs to increase. However, there is already a major pressure on the sustainability of our current food systems. How do we sustainably feed our future world? The challenge is to transform the current food system into a sustainable system: from definition, design to implementation.

In the Agrifood Hub, Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam join forces. Together with partners from the food and agricultural sector, we combine cutting edge scientific knowledge with the day-to-day practice for sustainable food systems. For example, agri-food chains have to become transparent and the sector needs to standardize and financially reward new sustainable values.

The challenge is to transform the food system into a sustainable system

Our knowledge

The Agrifood Hub collaborates with renowned Leiden-Delft-Erasmus institutes, such as: the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) in Leiden, the AgTech Institute in Delft, the Delft Centre for Entrepreneurship and the Rotterdam School of Management.

With leading knowledge in the field of environmental impact assessments, closing of nutrient cycles, innovation in agri-food technology, entrepreneurship, sustainability transitions, business administration and value chain analysis the Agrifood Hub creates relevance throughout the complete value chain of the agri-food system. From soil to breeding, growing, processing, logistics, retail, foodservice and the consumption of food.

Our core themes & projects

Through (applied) research projects, student activities, professional education and participation in quadruple helix activities, the Agrifood Hub works on themes such as: circular horticulture, protein transition, global south, sustainable value chains, scenario analysis, carbon credits and natural capital accounting and vertical farming.

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More Information

Coen Hubers

Interested to collaborate with the Agrifood Hub?

Contact Coen Hubers, coordinator of the Agrifood Hub

+31 (0)6 43 18 22 17

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