ir. WJ (Joost) Guijt

ir. WJ (Joost) Guijt

Senior Advisor Inclusive Agrimarkets

My work focuses on developing more inclusive ways of doing agribusiness. Driving it is the question: how can we ensure that all those who work in the agrifood sector can benefit structurally and fairly from the creation of one of humanities' basic needs: tasty, healthy, ample food? To do that I focus on learning more effectively from inclusive agribusiness ventures to inspire, inform and influence new initiatives. I actively seek collaboration with others from any background to share approaches, findings, experiences; working together more effectively is also a strong interest. Structural change implies a more systems-oriented way of thinking and acting: in recent years I am delving further into food systems thinking, transformation and transitions.

Recent work on food systems transformation includes working with IFAD on a food systems and poverty perspective as well as developing rapid analytical processes for understanding shocks to food systems.