Our team

Jofelle P. Tesorio
Coordinator | Researcher
Romy Santpoort
Coordinator | Researcher

Our experts

Annelies Zoomers
Natural Resource Conflicts | Food Security | Sustainable Livelihoods | Impacts of Large-scale Investments | International Migration

Annelies (E.B.) Zoomers is professor of International Development Studies (IDS) at Utrecht  University and the chair of the board of WOTRO Science for Global Development (NWO). After finishing her PhD in 1988, she worked for the Netherlands Economic Institute (Rotterdam) and the Royal Tropical Institute (Amsterdam) on long- and short-term consulting assignments for various organizations (e.g. the World Bank, IFAD, ILO, EU, DGIS) in various countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Between 1995 and 2007 she was associate professor at the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (Amsterdam) and between 2005 and 2009,  professor of International Migration at the Radboud University (Nijmegen). She is the founding chair of the Netherlands Land Academy LANDac (2009-2019) and Shared Value Foundation SVF (2017- to date).

Annelies specializes in natural resource conflicts, food security and sustainable livelihoods in relation to international migration, large scale investments in land/infrastructure and climate change.

Guus van Westen
Food Security | Private Sector Development | Inclusive Business | Land Governance | Institutions

Guus van Westen is assistant professor of International Development Studies (IDS) at Utrecht University and Co-chair of LANDac, the Netherlands Land Academy.

Recent projects and publications:

  • LANDac: Netherlands Academy on Land Governance (knowledge platform of NL-based organisations interested in promoting just and sustainable land rights worldwide), involoved in a range of studies and related activities around land governance and development.
  • Follow the Food: Effects of foreign agrobusiness interventions on local food security in their area of operation in Ethiopia, Kenya and Ghana.
  • Nguyen Quang Phuc, A.C.M. van Westen, Annelies Zoomers (2021), Land Loss with Compensation: What Are the Determinants of Income Among Households in Central Vietnam? Environment & Urbanization Asia, March 5, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1177/0975425321990383
  • Van Westen, Guus (2021): Beyond the value chain: local impacts of ‘global’ inclusive agribusiness investments. In: Zoomers, Annelies; Maggi Leung; Kei Otsuki; and Guus van Westen (eds.), 2021, Handbook of translocal development and global mobilities. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 58-74.
  • Stefan C. Dekker, Aletta D. Kraneveld, Jerry van Dijk, Agni Kalfagianni, Andre C. Knulst, Herman Lelieveldt, Ellen H. M. Moors, Eggo Müller, Raymond H. H. Pieters, Corné M. J. Pieterse, Stephanie Rosenkranz, Laurentius A. C. J. Voesenek and August C. M. van Westen: Perspective: Towards Healthy Planet Diets—A Transdisciplinary Approach to Food Sustainability Challenges, Challenges 2020, 11(2), 21; https://doi:10.3390/challe11020021
  • Van Westen, A.C.M., Ellen Mangnus, James Wangu & Senait Worku, 2019, Inclusive agribusiness models in the Global South: The impact on local food security. COSUST (Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability), 41, 64-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2019.11.003
Ruud Bosch
Small-scale agriculture | Technology adoption | Groups and cooperatives
Rianne Hadders
Democratic Governance | Human Rights | Mobilities | Migration | Sustainable Futures
Vince Gebert
urban planning | heritage governance | Indonesia
James Wangu
Climate change interventions | Eastern Africa | Agricultural value chains
Emilinah Namaganda
Water and Land Governance | Climate Change Adaptation | Social Network Analysis