Introducing New SeedNL Programme Director Willem Schoustra

NFP would like to extend a very warm welcome to Willem Schoustra, who started his role earlier this month as his new SeedNL Programme Director.

During the last four years, Willem Schoustra was the Agricultural Counsellor for Vietnam and Thailand at the Dutch Embassy in Hanoi. Prior to that, he worked as a Project manager Blue Growth and Food Security at the Ministry of Economic Affairs in the Netherlands. Additionally, Willem also worked as a national expert for the FAO in Rome.

Willem has a study background Animal Sciences at Wageningen University & Research. The development of sustainable agriculture in international contexts has been the central focus of his career.

Willem is very much looking forward to continuing his journey in the agricultural sector by bringing SeedNL to the next level and hopes to meet the SeedNL community soon. “Building upon the strong reputation the Netherlands has in sustainable agriculture, I truly hope we can set inspirational examples in public-private collaboration and partnerships.”