Christy van BeekDirector SoilCares Foundation
Dr Christy van Beek received her PhD in 2002 from Wageningen University on "Nutrient Losses from Grasslands on Peat Soils". Since then she has developed herself into a passionate scientist on Food Security and Soil Fertility at Wageningen University and Research Centre. She published more than 10 scientific articles on this topic and was the Scientific Coordinator of the CASCAPE project in Ethiopia. She was also the Project Manager and initiator of the Fertile Grounds Initiative. In November 2016 she joined SoilCares and became director of SoilCares Foundation. Now, she can really bring her expertise and experiences to work for smallholder farmers all over the world.