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Jaap Voeten

Inclusive Food Systems
Senior Advisor

Jaap Voeten (PhD) has 20 years of research and consultancy experience in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation in agribusiness/manufacturing in small producers’ contexts in low-income country contexts. His educational background and extensive fieldwork experience in Africa and Asia have provided him with a combined set of academic, professional skills for hands-on technical assistance and project leadership/coordination. 

Within KIT, he is currently managing a number of mixed-method impact evaluation projects on responsible business conduct. In particular, he assists companies to develop a variety of quantitative and qualitative tools for assessing the inclusiveness of their supply chains, which in turn contributes to the livelihoods of smallholder farming households.


  • Unleashing the Potential of Cocoa Households to Earn a Living Income

    • Institute
    • Project

    The Nestlé Cocoa Plan (NCP) Elite programme aims to unleash the potential of a small selection of cocoa farmers and learn from them about how the programme can be expanded to help more farmers earn a living income. KIT assists Nestlé in understanding how successful this programme currently is and how it can be scaled up. Earning a living income is elusive for most cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire  Only a small segment of cocoa-growing households in Côte d’Ivoire earn a living income. […]

  • HortiNigeria

    • Institute
    • Project

    Nigeria is currently unable to meet the local demand for vegetables, with a supply gap of around 13 million metric tons. The HortiNigeria programme aims narrow this gap by transforming and accelerating the development of a sustainable and inclusive horticulture sector that contributes to food and nutrition security in rural communities and alleviates poverty. The […]