Jennie van der Mheen is the Coordinator of External Cooperation at Wageningen University. She is passionate about creating market opportunities for farmers in low income countries. Since 1999, she has been a pioneer in developing Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), connecting farmers with small companies, large multinationals, local and international markets. Not only does she strongly liaise with smallholder farmers, she also has significant contacts with management of large companies.
Working with PPPs has shown Ms. van der Mheen how companies and retailers operate, and how to discover what the preconditions for success of partnerships between (smallholder) farms and companies are. Her practical experience to convert conventional supply chains into sustainable chains, as well as her knowledge of the majority of sustainability codes and certification standards are very valuable to achieve tangible impact.
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