Froukje Kruijssen is an agricultural development economist with over 15 years of experience in applied research (both quantitative and qualitative) on value chains, agriculture, sustainable development, youth, gender and inclusion.
Froukje’s research work looks at making value chains more inclusive for small farmers and other value chain actors and employees, including men, women and youth. It also includes measuring the impact of development programs on peoples’ livelihoods, in fisheries, aquaculture, and agriculture. Her work on evaluations support programs to achieve greater impact and researchers and development specialists to improve how they integrate gender and youth issues into their work. Through this work Froukje aims to contribute to sustainable development.