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ETHIOPIA INDIA NETHERLANDS BANGLADESH CHINA KENYA GHANA KAZAKHSTAN BRAZIL ARGENTINA MEXICO INDONESIA NORTH AMERICA SOUTH AMERICA EUROPE AFRICA ASIA AUSTRALIA Number of Wageningen University agricultural programs per country or territory 100 50 25 10 JASON TREAT, NGM STAFF; KELSEY NOWAKOWSKI. SOURCE: WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY & RESEARCH GHANA Vegetable production The GhanaVeg project aims to develop a sustainable and competitive market for vegeta- bles, to meet the rising demand of a growing middle class. KAZAKHSTAN Dandelion rubber The rubber industry contrib- utes to deforestation in Asia; this project seeks to develop natural rubber from the roots of dandelions. KENYA Artificial insemination Small dairy breeders have limited access to AI services and quality heifers; this project studies how better access could improve food security. INDIA Rice innovation Labor-intensive, low-water rice cultivation has increased yields in recent decades; this project studies how agricultural policy can spur further innovation. ETHIOPIA Better potatoes Yields here are low for root and tuber crops; this project aims to improve seed-tuber quality and analyze the economic consequences of that change. BANGLADESH Water quality Climate change has led to more frequent and intense flooding; this project studies the resulting spread of water- borne pathogens. INDONESIA Landscape restoration Forests are being destroyed by development and farming; this project works with private and public interests to optimize sustainable business models. CHINA Safe transportation A new railway from Rotterdam to Chongqing traverses extreme seasonal heat and cold; this project aims to ensure food safety en route.