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Wageningen Agricultural University
Associate Professor

Dr. Pytrik Reidsma is Associate Professor at Plant Production Systems, Wageningen University. Her work focuses on sustainability and resilience of farming systems.

She has expertise in integrated assessment of agricultural systems, considering impacts on different dimensions of sustainable development (economic, environmental, social), considering different drivers (climate change, policy, markets, technological development), at multiple scales (crop, farm, region, continent; with a focus on the farm level), using a range of methods (statistical analyses, crop modelling, bio-economic farm modelling, Geographic Information Systems, agent-based modelling and participatory approaches).

Current projects on pathways for a more sustainable and resilient agriculture in Europe are SURE-Farm ( and TSARA ( In addition, several projects aim to explain yield gaps, resource use efficiencies and environmental impacts in Europe, Africa and Asia. These include 'Yield gap analysis for sustainable potato production', Waterfarming ( and TAMASA (

She is in the Editorial Board of European Journal of Agronomy, Agricultural Systems, Land Use Policy and Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, section Climate-Smart Food Systems. She is also member of the EU Nitrogen Expert Panel ( She has published more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

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