Agriculture–Climate-Forests-Food PhD discussion group meeting

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Smallholder dairy-farming in Kenya: linking sustainable intensification and climate change mitigation in the dairy sector to national targets


Patric Brandt

Chair group

Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing


Patric will present a study of his PhD that focuses on options to intensify dairy production sustainably in Kenyan highland regions. The feasibility and effectiveness of potential mitigation options are assessed, and linked to national targets such as the increase of milk productivity and Kenya’s mitigation commitment.

Discussion points

  • What could be possible barriers and incentives for smallholders to adopt mitigation options on their farms?
  • Way forward: what could be opportunities of cross-sectoral integration - e.g. the forest sector?

Date & time

Wednesday 12 July, 12:15 – 13:15 (feel free to bring your lunch)


Room Gaia 1 (Gaia, building 101, Droevendaalsesteeg 3, Wageningen)

We welcome any PhD, postdoc or researcher who is interested in REDD+ and CSA research and/or the above topics to join this discussion meeting. There is no need to register for this session, but please use the vote buttons in this email so we know how many participants to expect.

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We look forward to seeing you there!


With kind regards,

Marijn Faling & Astrid Bos


The PhD Discussion group on Agriculture – Climate – Forests – Food is an acknowledged discussion group operating under the Graduate Schools PE&RC and WASS, and is open to all PhD candidates. PhD candidates can obtain TSP credits for their active participation. 


We are also looking for speakers for future meetings. Do you have something you would like to present to the group? You are welcome to present results, methods or concepts. Please get in touch to discuss a suitable time to present.


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