Ria Hulsman worked for 6 years for SNV in the Bolivian Amazon region on sustainable agroforestry. Later she coordinated the International and the Organic Agriculture Programmes of the Dutch young farmers organisation (NAJK) in the Netherlands. She started working for Hivos in 2002 and 2 years later she moved to La Paz, Bolivia to start up the HIVOS office for Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru. Before joining Wageningen UR she headed the HIVOS office for resource development at global and regional level (RO Africa, Asia and SA) in the Hague.
Ria Hulsman is currently the manager international cooperation with Latin America and the Caribbean at Wageningen UR and the initial contact person for all new and interested partners from Latin America as well as for researchers at Wageningen UR that wish to extend their network and/or explore possibilities in their thematic field and/or orientation on specific funding opportunities in Latin America or the Caribbean