The Eurosoil 2021 objective is to bring together leading research scientists working on soil related topics and stakeholders dealing with issues of .. Read more public concern such as soil degradation and consequences of climatic changes. Ken's research has focused on smallholder farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa, and in particular problems of soil fertility and the role of nitrogen fixation in tropical legumes, with emphasis on the temporal and spatial dynamics of resources within crop/livestock farming systems and their interactions. He is author of the standard text Nitrogen Fixation in Tropical Cropping Systems published in second edition in 2001. Ken joined Wageningen University in 2001 after holding professorships at Wye College, University of London, and the University of Zimbabwe. Dr Schwarz works with the Thünen Institute of Farm Economics in Braunschweig, Germany, and has been involved in a variety of projects on public good provision through agriculture. He is currently coordinating the H2020 project UNISECO on agroecological transitions in European farming systems. He is particularly interested in the governance and design of agri-environmental policies, private / public partnerships and initiatives and their socio-economic and agroecological impacts.
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