transformation of rural areas

Modernization of agriculture by implementing metropolitan food clusters and agroparks is an efficient approach to boost rural development. Wageningen MFC designs rural transition plans that not only include spatial and hardware planning but also innovative cooperation models and capacity development programs. The transition towards spatially concentrated high productive agri zones enables change of land use of marginal agricultural land for functions like water management, biodiversity conservation, CO2-storage and other ecosystem services.


Our expertise:

Co-design process management.

Innovative cooperation models.

Education & training programmes.

Spatial plans and landscape design.

Land use management planning.

Project examples

Regional Dialogue for Northern Limburg in the Netherlands

Regional development plans for modernisation of agriculture in the Mexican states of Aguascalientes, Nayarit and Chiapas

Regional Plan for development of Northern Paraguay Chaco region