Marieke de Ruydt de Wildt
With the fast growth of certification, sustainability initiatives, impact indicators, and measurement practices, there is a surprising lack of data management in global food chains. After 13 years of collecting, analyzing and evaluating sustainability data in international food supply chains, Marieke has shifted her focus to efficient data management. As Director of AgriPlace, she has 2 ambitions for the next 20 years:
• Simplify data entry at farm level. This means linking data between accountancy, farm management systems and compliance requirements, and developing a smart and lean interface that is easy to use by farmers and other stakeholders.
• Boost the use of data for enhanced practices. This is indeed about Big Data and data mining. It is about making data more meaningful for farmers of all sorts.
Educational background: Agricultural Economics (MsC), Wageningen UR
Relevant work experience: Half her career has been in agricultural consulting in Latin America, Asia and Africa, and half in Europe, working on the development and assessment of agricultural sustainability standards and impact investing. Prior to AgriPlace, she was head Global Value Chain research at LEI Wageningen University. She has worked with companies like Spar, Kraft Foods, Rabobank, PGGM, Robeco and Syngenta, and organizations as FMO, World Bank, UN and EU, various ministries, donors and standard setting bodies.
Member of the American, European and Dutch Association of Evaluators and Board member of the Centre for Rural Development.
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Panelist at: Parallel Session 1 “IT, Transparency & Market Access”
Date & Time: Tuesday, 28 October, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Mezzoon Ballroom 2
Parallel sessions on several hot topics, with keynote speakers and expert panelists, discussing thought provoking ideas and debating controversial concepts.
How can supply chains monitor and control responsible sourcing. How can we monitor progress toward sustainability in agriculture? What are the roles of government, technology and science?