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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