I have always been interested in how different kinds of people live and the complex puzzles at the heart of societal, environmental and agricultural issues. I studied Plant Sciences and International Land and Water management at Wageningen University and enjoy applying a very interdisciplinary systems view to agricultural issues.
I am very happy to be part of an organization which invests in smallholder farming communities with an integrated approach of capacity building, promoting agroforestry practices, and partnerships between different stakeholders. I firmly believe resilience of these communities will increase from reNature’s projects by diversifying cropping patterns, generating income and strengthening educational and organizational structures. Within my role I will support projects in Africa, particularly in Kenya and investigate how participatory approaches can be integrated in (monitoring) regenerative agroforestry projects.