I am professor of cost-effective risk management in food supply chains at the Business Economics group of Wageningen University and a senior scientist of Wageningen Graduate School of Social Sciences (WASS). Furthermore, I organize the Summer School ‘Risk analysis and risk management in agriculture: updates on modelling and applications’ and coordinate the H2020 SURE-Farm project on resilience of EU farming systems (2017-2021).
Resilience is a multi-disciplinary topic which needs expertise from different angles. Even more, I realise that when designing systems under uncertainty, food and agri systems are not very different from e.g. urban or infrastructure systems. So there is a lot to be learned from each other. This is the reason why the 4TU centre for Resilience Engineering interests me and why I am glad to play a part in it.