F&BKP Steering Committee
Frederike Praasterink studied Horticulture at Wageningen University and then worked for several years at two Research & Development departments in the agrochemical/pharmaceutical business.
After that, she gained extensive international experience at the Food & Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Bhutan and the Philippines. As of 1996 she worked as international consultant in the field of participatory training / crop production & protection / Farmer Field Schools / institutional capacity building for regional IPM programmes of FAO in several countries in Asia, Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
At the end of 2006, Frederike started working for HAS University of Applied Sciences as programme leader Food & Health and as lecturer Sustainability. In 2010, she was appointed as (associate) professor Sustainable World Food Supply. Within this professorship she worked on knowledge development and education on implementation of sustainable production practices and responsible international business.
In 2012 Frederike became member of the Executive Board of HAS University of Applied Sciences. Her responsibilities include knowledge development, innovation & applied research, and internationalization.
HAS University of Applied Sciences is a specialized knowledge and education institute in agriculture, food and green environment. All study courses have an additional focus on sustainability and entrepreneurship.