Dr. Jan-Willem van der Schans

Institution: Wageningen University - Rural Sociology Group; Research field market and chains, Agricultural Economics Research Institute, Den Haag
Position: senior researcher
Profession: business economist, economic sociologist
Country: The Netherlands

General research interest:

  • action research
  • sustainable food chains and networks
  • management of natural resources
  • corporate social responsibility
  • urban agriculture

COST UAE research interest:

  • business models for urban agriculture
  • closed loop farming systems
  • spatial distribution of urban farming systems
  • short supply chain management
  • social aspects of urban agriculture
  • relation financial crisis and urban agriculture