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Teaching systems thinking

For most participants of our training courses, systems thinking is a new concept. But once they understand that systems - agricultural systems included - are logical, coherent structures, they realize that many processes are interdependent. This insight enables them to better 'think through the steps' in solving agricultural problems.

Complex interactions in soils

An illustrative example of systems thinking is sustainable soil management, or 'working together with the soil.' The crux is to recognize the underlying processes, to move beyond soil chemical composition. To take into account rooting patterns, soil microbes and soil fauna, and soil structure. Understanding these interrelated processes allows you to make better use of them. This is the key to sustainable soil management.

For farmers, policy makers and businesses

Not only farmers, but also policy makers and commercial businesses like to make use of the training services of the Louis Bolk Institute. Tailored to their specific needs, our sustainability courses are greatly valued by our clients, thanks to our broad expertise on sustainability themes and our signature research methodology.

Clients and cases Verbeek Brothers' organic greenhouse business about the Louis Bolk Institute
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