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Circular Agriculture

The minor ‘Circulair agriculture' is a great opportunity for you to make a valuable contribution to a more susstainable and and futureproof agrifood sector. Innovative production systems will facilitate the transition to being circular and sustainable, while ensuring an honest living for everyone.

During this minor, you will contribute to and create a vision for a futureproof and circulair agri-food system. The agricultural and food sector face significant changes and challenges: economical, ecological, technological and societal. Generating a future-proof system will require change. During the minor you will explore how you can improve the system or come up with a better system. Possibilities can be found in cooperating within the sector and innovating, circulair and more robust systems.
With real-life cases from innovative companies, you will make a valuable contribution to an improved and more sustainable agri-food system. In addition to group work on this project, you will come up with your own realistic vision for a future-proof agri-food system. The lectures will be given by experts in the field of agri-food, sustainability, business models, etc. Your input just might make the difference! 


Specific learning objectives include:

applying systems thinking in practical situations;

learning to understand drivers that have led to Agri-food production systems;

learning to apply knowledge about innovations in the short, medium and long term (i.e. at the operational, tactical and strategic levels);

learning about demonstrating the effects of circularity in the Agri-food chain.


  • HBO propedeuse en minimaal 40 punten van het 2e jaar.
  • Eén afgeronde stage is een pré.


Literature is supplied during the lectures


The full-time minor consists of 20 weeks. Mondays are used for lectures, Wednesdays for excursions and Fridays for project meetings.


At the end of the minor, you will be assessed based on two criteria: a group project and an individual project.