Management

Arnoud Braun

Founder & CEO

Arnoud is the driving force behind FarmTree. Being an experienced organizer and networker he makes sure all boxes are ticked. A flexible team player with positive attitude and a strong sense for local customs. He grew up in Kenya and studied tropical soil science in Wageningen. 

Frank van Schoubroeck

Founder & CTO

Frank has 20+ years experience in supporting smallholder farmers to take up trees in their farm plan. With the motto "everybody can grow trees and earn", he prepared a farm planner, and now guides the IT and Advisory Team to develop the company's FarmTree tool that fulfills the demands of farm and landscape managers.  


Modelling & IT

Irene Vinkenburg 

Chief Modeller

Irene is the software developer of the FarmTree Model. Using dynamic modeling, she translates the science into code. She has a Master in Chemistry and was retrained to become a software developer at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

Michel Uiterwijk 

Chief Architect

Michel is FarmTree's user system architect developing the user interface, as part of the FarmTree IT-team. Michel has 25+ years of web and app system expertise both in logistics management and in agriculture-related system development.

Roos van Haeff

Intern - Water modelling

Roos is a MSc student Climate Studies at Wageningen University. She is currently researching hydrological cycles in agroforestry systems for dynamic modelling for her thesis.

Casper Uiterwijk

Software Consultant

Casper is a software consultant who works on the architecture and scalability behind the FarmTree Tool. He has 3+ years experience in full-stack web development and robotics software engineering.


Advisory

Tshering Choden

Agroforestry impact quantification expert

Tshering made a long personal trip from villages in her home country in Asia to a agroforestry biomass quantification expert. Her in-depth smallholder farmer knowledge combined with an academic education comes in handy for combining and interpreting literature data, and translating them into information for Agroforestry decision-support. 

Gabija Pamerneckyte

Agroforestry impact quantification expert

Gabija is FarmTree's master of data collection and documentation protocols. She works closely with field partners, retrieves relevant field data, and runs them through the FarmTree Toolbox, to come to Agroforestry impact reports, business case analyses. Gabija is presently specialising in landscape and project ex-ante impact assessment protocols.

Steffie Rijpkema 

Agroforestry impact quantification expert

Steffie is an active member of FarmTree's advisory team, presently managing some of the larger FarmTree projects, such as a project on carbon quantification in agroforestry. Steffie studied biology in Utrecht, The Netherlands, and is experienced in linking real-life smallholder needs to online platforms such as trading or financial planning tools. 

Demba Fofana

Intern - biomass quantification

Demba studies ecological agriculture at Wageningen University, and is an expert on biomass assessment in Agroforestry systems. Demba is currently doing his thesis on the value of organic matter as natural fertiliser in Agroforestry systems.




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