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Stefan Petrutiu

Department
Inclusive Food Systems
Title
Advisor
Phone
+31205688255

Stefan Petrutiu is a project manager and entrepreneur with 8 years of experience in designing and implementing sustainability strategies, and building innovative partnerships in cacao, coffee and tea sectors. 

He has a bachelor’s in Economics and Computer Science and an MSc from Wageningen University in the Netherlands in Urban Environmental Management. He has also followed courses on Lean Data Management and Human-Centered Design from Acumen Academy.

He has worked on climate smart agriculture, diversification and living income roadmaps in East Africa and South America, and led the development and application of digital farm management systems and blockchain traceability apps for access to finance and markets.

He has been the lead author of impact reports, evaluations and living income studies, and research papers on topics such as investments in agribusiness in fragile states, and blockchain use cases in agriculture.

Let’s design or improve your theory of change!

Projects

  • End of Term Review of the Mobilising More for Climate programme (MoMo4C)

    • Institute
    • Project

    KIT conducted the end of-term Review (ETR) of the five-year MoMo4C programme which used a landscape approach to mobilise funding for projects implementing Bankable Nature Solutions to tackle climate change. Programme background WWF Netherlands, IUCN and Tropenbos are working together to address the financial gap in tackling climate change. Some countries, hit hardest by the […]

  • The Effects of Fairtrade on Deforestation Among Cocoa and Coffee Producers

    • Institute
    • Project

    An analysis of the effects of Fairtrade’s financial regulations and other Fairtrade interventions on deforestation at the producer level. Programme background Fairtrade’s new Theory of Change assumes that its interventions – standard requirements and tools, pricing tools, producer support including climate academies and deforestation data and intelligence – will contribute to building climate resilient practices […]

  • Evaluation of the IDH Cocoa Origins Program

    • Institute
    • Project

    In 2010, the Dutch Government and cocoa and chocolate sector initially committed to reach 100% sustainable cocoa consumption in the Dutch market by 2025. The Dutch Initiative for Sustainable Cocoa expanded on these ambitions in 2020. The Cocoa Origins Program supported companies that use small and medium quantities of cocoa and supply the Dutch consumer market, […]

  • A living income for coffee farmers in Guji, Ethiopia

    • Institute
    • Project

    Measuring incomes and proposing interventions to close income gaps Until 2021, there was no research available on the income levels of Guji coffee farmers, and no living income benchmark had been established.  In a multi-year programme Fairfood is working with Trabocca, a Dutch specialty coffee trader, to bring 300 coffee farmers in Guji Ethiopia to […]

  • Accelerating Agriculture and Agribusiness in South Sudan

    • Institute
    • Project

    A3-Seed The seed sector in South Sudan is currently dominated by seed aid. The A3-Seed project seeks to reduce the country’s dependancy on foreign-sourced seeds, and humanitarian support, with the aim to transform the seed sector into a commercially viable one.  “The yield was not good” As part of the project, we recently held an […]

  • 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 […]

  • Annual Outcome Surveys for the AGRA PIATA programme

    • Institute
    • Project

    The Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) intends to catalyse and sustain an inclusive agricultural transformation in Africa by increasing incomes and improving food security for 30 million farming households in 11 focus countries. KIT is supporting AGRA in achieving this ambition by measuring and assessing progress at a household and agricultural systems level. […]

  • Agribusiness Investments in Fragile States: Research with CASA

    • Institute
    • Project

     Can agribusiness investments in fragile and conflict-affected states deliver commercial returns for investors as well as positive development impact? Together with the Commercial Agriculture for Smallholders and Agribusiness (CASA) Programme, KIT is working to find out.   Stimulating private investment in agribusiness in fragile states KIT conducted the research for an audience of international investors, to show both what is known and what […]

  • Studying the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Livelihoods of Smallholder Farmers in Africa

    • Institute
    • Project

    AATIF provides technical assistance to smallholder farmers in strategic value chains in which their investees and pipeline companies operate. KIT was asked to assess how the COVID-19 pandemic affected vulnerable groups in eight value chains across Ivory Coast (cocoa, cashew), Kenya (dairy) and Zambia (maize, wheat, cotton, soybean, sunflower).   Obtaining an early overview of the effects of the pandemic on smallholder farmers and their incomes will […]

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