Sake Kruk is a PhD researcher and research assistant at the Environmental Policy Group, studying the role of digital technologies in the sustainability governance of global food systems.
Sake holds a bachelor's degree in International Studies from Leiden University and a master's degree in International Development Studies from Wageningen University. His master thesis analysed the position of small-scale producers in aquaculture certification, with field research in Thailand. After his studies, Sake worked at Oxfam Novib on various projects related to responsible business conduct with a focus on seafood, certifications, and alternatives to certification.
Sake's research is aimed at finding solutions for the effective governance of global food systems. As a junior researcher, he contributed to the development and piloting of the Aquaculture Governance Indicators. His current PhD research focusses on understanding the emerging importance of digital technologies for the governance of sustainable food systems.