RHEA - natural Resources Human Environment & Agronomy


RHEA is a scientific research centre specialized in rural development and ecosystem management. In the centre of Belgium and Europe, RHEA and its high-qualified researcher's team, lead by Alain Peeters, carries out research and consultancy projects in the fields of agriculture, biodiversity, environment and sustainable development.


Framework for assessing sustainability levels in belgian agricultural systems

Throughout history and especially during the last century, mankind has made use of technological innovations (e.g. machinery, chemicals, genetic improvement) to increase levels of agricultural production. However, negative impacts of these developments were rarely considered. Nowadays, sufficient evidence exists that the actual production mode may not be sustainable, that is that farming systems may loose their production function in the long term.

Flower meadows

Le bonheur est dans le pré fleuri! Les "prés fleuris" sont dans l'air du temps, en particulier dans les villes, auprès des professionnels des espaces verts et des jardiniers amateurs.