Chain Manager South & East Asia, Rijk Zwaan
Topic: Urban Farming in Singapore
Date: 23 August 2018
Time: 10.30-12.00 hrs.
Room: AMBER 1
Friso Klok is Chain Manager South & East Asia for vegetable breeding company Rijk Zwaan (https://www.rijkzwaan.com/). Since completing his MSc at Wageningen University in The Netherlands in 2011 he has been active in Asia where he was based in The Philippines, China and most recently Vietnam gaining wide experience in food supply chains. Rijk Zwaan develops vegetable varieties for professional growers and sells the seeds produced from them. Rijk Zwaan is intensifying its breeding efforts for Asia and recent developments in (urban) farming are an important factor in shaping breeding programs. Other important factors are developments/characteristics at all levels in the chain. It is crucial to identify added values so new and innovative growing initiatives can become a success.