Laurens van Veldhuizen (MSc) is a rural innovation specialist. He focuses on strengthening agricultural extension and research by developing and promoting interactive and participatory approaches, mechanisms and institutions.
Laurens works with both private and public actors to identify opportunities to create effective interaction between relevant stakeholder groups. He has (co-) published a number of books on the above topics, including a trainers’ guide. He is also an experienced trainer and facilitator of interactive workshops with extensive experience in South and South-East Asia, Africa and Central Asia. He is member of the international Prolinnova network promoting farmer-led innovation development