Jennie van der Mheen

Manager of International Cooperation Africa, Wageningen University & Research

Manager of International Cooperation Africa, Wageningen University & Research

Jennie van der Mheen

Biography

Jennie van der Mheen is the Manager of International Cooperation Africa at Wageningen University & Research. She connects stakeholders with WUR and vice versa, and supports colleagues in identifying new leads in Africa.

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It is well-known that agriculture is a challenging sector to work in, and as a result, deters many young people from taking it over from their parents. However, many in the next generation are also recognising the opportunities; a rising middle class with more money and dietary preferences, closer ties between rural and urban areas through roads and transport, and the rise of new technology and digitisation – otherwise known as ‘the knowledge economy’.

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