Mark Wijk

Mark Wijk

Scientist - Crop-livestock modeling, Sustainable livestock futures

Van Wijk is senior scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), currently based at CATIE, Costa Rica. He has 15 years of experience working on both fundamental and applied research in agro-ecosystems across the world. His research focuses on interactions between (agro)ecosystems and the environment and combines empirical and theoretical analyses, and this work was executed in many multi-partner projects. He has previously done household level analyses work for the Livestock and Fish, Climate Change and Food Security and HumidTropics CRPs. 

My Projects


Programme for climate-smart livestock systems

My Publications

Poverty dynamics and the determining factors among East African smallholder farmers

  • Hammond, James
  • Pagella, Tim
  • Caulfield, Mark
  • Fraval, Simon
  • Teufel, Nils
  • Wichern, J.
  • Kihoro, Esther
  • Herrero, Mario T.
  • Rosenstock, Todd S.
  • Wijk, Mark T. van
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Increased mineral fertilizer use on maize can improve both household food security and regional food production in East Africa

  • Falconnier, Gatien N.
  • Leroux, Louise
  • Beillouin, Damien
  • Corbeels, Marc
  • Hijmans, Robert J.
  • Bonilla-Cedrez, Camila
  • Wijk, Mark T. van
  • Descheemaeker, Katrien
  • Zingore, Shamie
  • Affholder, François
  • Lopez-Ridaura, Santiago
  • Malézieux, Eric
  • Makowski, David
  • Rurinda, Jairos
  • Ittersum, Martin K. van
  • Vanlauwe, Bernard
  • Giller, Ken E.
  • Lammoglia, Sabine-Karen
  • Waha, Katharina

Production variability and adaptation strategies of Ugandan smallholders in the face of climate variability and market shocks

  • Wichern, Jannike
  • Hammond, James
  • Wijk, Mark T. van
  • Giller, Ken E.
  • Descheemaeker, Katrien

Farming Systems Analysis in support of user-centered research and innovation: A joint cross-initiative collaboration

  • Bonilla, Camila Maria
  • Caulfield, Mark
  • Descheemaeker, Katrien
  • Gosh, Aniruddha
  • Groot, Jeroen C.J.
  • Zhe Guo
  • Hammond, James
  • López Ridaura, Santiago
  • Notenbaert, An Maria Omer
  • Ramírez Villegas, Julián
  • Rosenstock, Todd S.
  • Steward, Peter
  • Thornton, Philip K.
  • Vandamme, Elke
  • Vasco Silva, Joao
  • Wijk, Mark T. van
  • Liang You

Market access and dietary diversity: A spatially explicit multi-level analysis in southern and western Kenya

  • Milner, Daniel
  • Wolf, Levi
  • Wijk, Mark T. van
  • Hammond, James

Two hundred volumes of Agricultural Systems: Common themes and trends

  • Snow, Val
  • Stephens, Emma C.
  • Martin, G.
  • Wijk, Mark T. van
  • Timsina, J.
  • Reidsma, P.
  • Klerkx, Laurens
  • Topp, C.
  • Taffi, M.