Stichting Wageningen Research (Wageningen Economic Research)

Stichting Wageningen Research (WR) consists of a number specialised institutes for applied research in the domain of healthy food and living environment. WR collaborates with Wageningen University under the external brand name Wageningen University & Research.

Wageningen Economic Research is one of the research institutes within the legal entity Stichting Wageningen Research. It is an internationally leading socio-economic research institute that offers governments and companies (socio)economic insights and integral advice for sound policies and better decision-making in an innovative way. The institute‚Äôs data and models provide help in this process. Research themes vary from biodiversity to true pricing, from consumer behaviour to fisheries, from nature based solutions to farmers’ revenue models, from sustainable value chains to health.

Wageningen Economic Research has a nationally and internationally proven track record. The institute is involved in approximately 800 different projects per year. Among its clients are governments, the European Commission (amongst others to DGs AGRI, SANTE, MARE and TRADE), businesses and organisations.

Role in FoodDataQuest: 

  • Scientific coordination.
  • Work package lead of WP1: Understanding private data sharing in food systems.
  • Lead Use Case #4: Enhancing consumer awareness of sustainable choices through high-density data-driven communication.
  • Contribution to all other WPs.