PhD Grant Available ‑Wagenigen University — Developing scenarios for sustainable land use in fish and dairy production systems in Indonesia

July 16, 2020

With­in the project Smart Indone­sian Agri­cul­ture (SMART-IN-AG) A PhD grant is avail­able for the top­ic of: “Devel­op­ing sce­nar­ios for sus­tain­able land use in fish and dairy pro­duc­tion sys­tems in Indone­sia” Back­ground The demand for ani­mal pro­tein, both fish and dairy, is increas­ing in Indone­sia. Both sec­tors are there­forelook­ing for ways to increase their pro­duc­tion, how­ev­er, there are con­straints. The avail­abil­i­ty of land and­fresh water is lim­it­ed. There­fore, in order to increase pro­duc­tion with­out fur­ther pres­sure on land and­wa­ter, cur­rent pro­duc­tion sys­tems need to become more sus­tain­able and envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly interms of pro­duc­tion, envi­ron­men­tal impact and resource use effi­cien­cy. At present it is dif­fi­cult toeval­u­ate cur­rent farm­ing sys­tems since data isn’t always col­lect­ed in a lon­gi­tu­di­nal and struc­turedman­ner.Smart farm­ing in dairy and fish sys­tems allows to col­lect data in a lon­gi­tu­di­nal man­ner and to eval­u­atethe cur­rent pro­duc­tion sys­tems, par­tic­u­lar­ly on the required inputs and employed management/practicaltech­niques, and to improve the lev­el of ani­mal pro­duc­tion in Indone­sia. Using this data, risk fac­tors andman­age­ment issues that block sus­tain­able pro­duc­tion will be iden­ti­fied. The col­lect­ed infor­ma­tion will bepro­vid­ed back to farm­ers through tech­nolo­gies such as apps to aid them to improve on-farm pro­duc­tioneffi­cien­cy.

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PhD Grant Available ‑Wagenigen University — Disease and production monitoring using Big Data analytics

July 16, 2020

Back­ground The envi­ron­men­tal con­di­tion of the fish farm sites are impor­tant since they are the basic val­ues for the deter­mi­na­tion of the bal­ance between fish farm­ing activ­i­ties and its recip­i­ent envi­ron­ment. Pro­duc­ing fish in a sus­tain­able way is chal­leng­ing, as low effi­cien­cies increase the envi­ron­men­tal bur­den of aqua­cul­ture as well as reduces prof­itabil­i­ty. By improv­ing both effi­cien­cy and yield the sec­tor could grow with­out increas­ing its envi­ron­men­tal impact. Today deci­sions are main­ly based on empiri­cism rather than accu­rate data. Incor­po­ra­tion of SMART tech­nolo­gies for con­trol­ling the basic para­me­ters aims to pro­vide fish farm­ers with clear­er insight in their fish pro­duc­tion for exam­ple by data on oxy­gen and tem­per­a­ture, feed demand and fish behav­iour. Sen­sors can pro­vide infor­ma­tion that facil­i­tates con­tin­u­ous pro­duc­tion and envi­ron­men­tal improve­ment. SMART fish farm­ing tech­nolo­gies have the poten­tial to improve the effi­cien­cy, reduce ener­gy use and green­house gas­es emis­sion, labour costs, and fish dis­eases, and can stim­u­late the under­stand­ing of the pro­duc­tion process as well as pro­tect­ing the envi­ron­ment. Although the intro­duc­tion of tech­nolo­gies gen­er­al­ly sup­port mod­ern­iza­tion, the devel­op­ment and use of smart tech­nol­o­gy in Indone­sian aqua­cul­ture is still under­de­vel­oped. At present, we do not have a clear view of the tech­nolo­gies imple­ment­ed, the effect on Indone­sian fish farm­ing sys­tems, and the poten­tial of new tech­nolo­gies.

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PhD Grant Available ‑Wagenigen University — Impact of SMART technologies on economic and ecological performance of fish farming system

July 16, 2020

Back­ground The envi­ron­men­tal con­di­tion of the fish farm sites are impor­tant since they are the basic val­ues for the deter­mi­na­tion of the bal­ance between fish farm­ing activ­i­ties and its recip­i­ent envi­ron­ment. Pro­duc­ing fish in a sus­tain­able way is chal­leng­ing, as low effi­cien­cies increase the envi­ron­men­tal bur­den of aqua­cul­ture as well as reduces prof­itabil­i­ty. By improv­ing both effi­cien­cy and yield the sec­tor could grow with­out increas­ing its envi­ron­men­tal impact. Today deci­sions are main­ly based on empiri­cism rather than accu­rate data. Incor­po­ra­tion of SMART tech­nolo­gies for con­trol­ling the basic para­me­ters aims to pro­vide fish farm­ers with clear­er insight in their fish pro­duc­tion for exam­ple by data on oxy­gen and tem­per­a­ture, feed demand and fish behav­iour. Sen­sors can pro­vide infor­ma­tion that facil­i­tates con­tin­u­ous pro­duc­tion and envi­ron­men­tal improve­ment. SMART fish farm­ing tech­nolo­gies have the poten­tial to improve the effi­cien­cy, reduce ener­gy use and green­house gas­es emis­sion, labour costs, and fish dis­eases, and can stim­u­late the under­stand­ing of the pro­duc­tion process as well as pro­tect­ing the envi­ron­ment. Although the intro­duc­tion of tech­nolo­gies gen­er­al­ly sup­port mod­ern­iza­tion, the devel­op­ment and use of smart tech­nol­o­gy in Indone­sian aqua­cul­ture is still under­de­vel­oped. At present, we do not have a clear view of the tech­nolo­gies imple­ment­ed, the effect on Indone­sian fish farm­ing sys­tems, and the poten­tial of new tech­nolo­gies.

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PhD Grant Available ‑Wagenigen University-Environmental impact of dairy and aquaculture farming systems in Indonesia.

July 16, 2020

Head­line Wagenin­gen Uni­ver­si­ty & Research is look­ing for a PhD stu­dent in the area of ‘Envi­ron­men­tal impact of dairy and aqua­cul­ture farm­ing sys­tems in Indone­sia. Design of inte­grat­ed dairy-aqua­cul­­ture and improved spe­cial­ized farm­ing sys­tems to reduce the envi­ron­men­tal impact of ani­­mal-source pro­tein pro­duc­tion.

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PhD Grant Available ‑Wagenigen University — Computer vision for automatic cow disease detection and decision support for farmers

July 16, 2020

Top­ic A PhD grant is avail­able for the top­ic of “Com­put­er vision for auto­mat­ic cow dis­ease detec­tion and deci­sion sup­port for farm­ers”

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