Karlijn Muiderman

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Company / Organization / University

Food & Business Knowledge Platform

Role / Title

Knowledge Broker

Bio / Specialization

Karlijn Muiderman is a global sustainable development specialist with theoretical and practical knowledge of environmental sustainability, human security, climate change and migration. In the early days of the F&BKP in 2012, Karlijn worked on the "Consulation for a food secure world" that provided valuable insights for the Platform to shape its activities. She has been working for The Broker since November 2012 as a knowledge broker on human security and as the coordinator of the Sahel Watch programme and the Migration Trail. From The Broker, she has been working for the F&BKP Office as a knowledge broker since March 2016. The Broker is an independent online platform on globalization and development, bringing together cutting-edge knowledge and expert opinions from researchers, policymakers and practitioners.

Karlijn has experience with field and desk research, organizing expert meetings, and has an insight into relevant international policies, networks and political processes. Previously, Karlijn worked at Food First, the Socialist Party and the Knowledge Platform Security and Rule of Law. She has an MSc in Development Studies (University of Amsterdam) and an MA in Journalism (University of Wales) and is writing a thesis on anticipatory governance to climate change and migration in the Sahel.


Agricultural policy to stem migration: A look at Syria and the Sahel

Can the EU stem migration flows to Europe by supporting agriculture in countries of origin? In some situations, it can. The impact could be particularly large if Europe worked to increase the resilience of the food system and the people in countries with self-sustaining farming, thereby reducing reasons to migrate. Yet in countries that rely on market-oriented farming, the context is too complex to find a simple solution. »

PPPs: listen to the farmers

Assuming a joint approach would unleash agricultural potential and strengthen the market, Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) have dominated global food security strategies. The debate highlights several strategies, for example, focusing on the local effects of knowledge-sharing through PPP networks, advocating linkages between sectors, or optimizing trade in a corridor approach. Within these approaches there is »