Coen Ritsema

Ritsema Coen

Prof. Coen Ritsema is chair of the Soil Physics and Land Management group at Wageningen University and has more than 25 years of experience in fundamental and applied research in the area of land degradation, conservation and restoration. He successfully coordinated numerous large international multidisciplinary research programmes around the globe, bringing together actors from the scientific community, NGOs, farmer organisations and inter(national) policy domains. He is involved in projects related to water scarcity, erosion and desertification, and designing participatory land-use planning processes to prevent and combat soil and water degradation. Additionally, he obtained three Honorary Professorships in Australia, China and Russia respectively, and published over 100 papers in refereed international scientific journals.