Sander de Vries, PhD
Kind of Green is owned and managed by Dr. Sander C. de Vries. Sander is a tropical agronomist by training. In that role, he started working for the International Potato Center (CIP), at their office for East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific in Indonesia. Subsequently, he earned a PhD degree from Wageningen University, based on the thesis “Resource Use Efficiency and Environmental Performance of Biofuel Cropping Systems”. At the Utrecht Sustainability Institute (USI), Sander then worked with three visionary leaders in the field of sustainability: Prof. Jacqueline Cramer, Prof. Klaas van Egmond and Mr. Herman Wijffels. “Biogas-ETC” (Biogas, Energizing the Countryside), an innovation project which he set up and coordinated from USI, was nominated for the EIT Innovator Award in 2015. More recently, Sander contributed to projects such as the Global Yield Gap Atlas and Crop Nutrient Gaps, as a Researcher Production Ecology & Crop Growth Modelling at Wageningen UR. Other experience includes MSc thesis research and an internship at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines, and work as a vegetable breeder in the private sector.