Greetje Schouten


Greetje Schouten is a senior advisor with 15 years of experience in the areas of sustainable and inclusive transformations of agri-food chains. She has worked extensively on projects that involve collaborations between the private sector, NGOs, and/or state actors.

Greetje has in-depth experience with a wide range of value chains and commodities in Southeast Asia (e.g. in Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia), Africa (e.g. in Ghana, Nigeria, Benin, Kenya, and Uganda), and Brazil, including aquaculture, dairy, cereals, palm oil, and soy, among others.

Greetje uses a range of qualitative methodologies that include comparative configurational methodologies (e.g. QCA), systematic literature reviewing, and process-tracing.

Prior to joining KIT she was a senior research fellow at the Partnership Resource Centre of Rotterdam School of ManagementErasmus University. Next to her work with KIT, Greetje also has a research position at Wageningen University and Research.

She holds an MSc in International Development Studies from the University of Wageningen and Research, and a PhD in Environmental Governance from the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University.