Based on our mission, we focus on the domain of food and living environment.
In that domain, we distinguish three related, partly overlapping core areas: Society and well-being, Food, feed and biobased production and Natural resources and living environment.
The boundaries of the core areas cannot be sharply delineated. The division into three core areas, therefore, primarily serves as a detailed description of our sphere of activity. In practice we emphasise the coherence and overlap between the core areas. Many new insights and applications are generated in this overlap; an integrated approach is required to contribute to the major social issues.