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The integration of agriculture and tree production is a promising option for farmers, environment and biodiversity. We are currently investigating which combinations of trees, shrubs and livestock are most effective.

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Low crop diversity makes food production more vulnerable to stress such as climate change. That is why we started the Diversifood project: more agricultural diversity leads to more robust and stable systems.

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More than 250 dairy farmers in the Dutch province of Gelderland are participating in the project Vruchtbare Kringloop ["The fruits of nutrient cycling"] (2013-2015) to improve nutrient use efficiency and reduce nutrient losses to surface and groundwater.

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News


Lifestyle programme shows possibility of long-term reversal of type 2 diabetes


In a study published today in the BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health journal, scientists at the Louis Bolk Institute (www.louisbolk.org) in the Netherlands have evaluated the ‘Reverse Diabetes2 Now’ program, where patients with type 2 diabetes participate in a 6-month intensive programme based on lifestyle and nutrition, with a further 18-months optional support and follow-up.


Recent Publications


Lifestyle medicine for type 2 diabetes: practice-based evidence for long-term efficacy of a multicomponent lifestyle intervention (Reverse Diabetes2 Now)
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A more holistic approach for breeding: including quality from a value chain perspective
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Nature-based agriculture for an adequate human microbiome
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Sward lifting in compacted grassland
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