Peter van Horne is a senior researcher at Wageningen Economic Research (WECR). WECR is part of Wageningen University and Research (WUR) in the Netherlands. He got his degree in farm economics at the Wageningen University in 1984. Since than he is working at the WUR. From 1987 till 2001 van Horne was stationed as an economist at the Centre for Poultry Research ‘het Spelderholt’ in Beekbergen. Later his office was moved to the city of Wageningen.
Van Horne is full time occupied with poultry research projects for the national government, EU, European Parliament, international organisations and industry. Main topics the last years have been the economics of animal welfare, environmental protection, animal health and international competition. As all his research is dealing with economics and poultry his position can be summarized by ‘poultry economist’. Mr van Horne has a long standing experience with leading international projects related to the poultry sector. Besides EU countries these projects relate to Brazil, Argentina, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia. Recently his focus is on projects in Africa to improve efficiency within the poultry chain in Ghana, Gambia and South Africa.
Mr Van Horne is involved in several international networks. To mention two: he is economic analyst for the International Egg Commission (IEC) in London and chairman of working group 1 (economics) of the European Federation of the World Poultry Science Association (WPSA). Being a chairman of working group1 he organised in total seven round table symposia in different European countries. Since 1992 he has visited many World Poultry Conferences, mostly as an invited speaker (such as Beijing, Brisbane and Istanbul).