JAN WILLEM VAN DER SCHANS
Dr. Jan Willem van der Schans has a background in business studies from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He graduated on the decline of the International Coffee Agreement and did PhD research on the ability of marine resource users to self-govern their use of common pool resources. In recent years Jan Willem focussed on innovative short food supply chains and urban agriculture, the role of city region food systems in bringing about a more sustainable food system. Jan Willem is active in the board of several urban agriculture start-ups such as GROWx vertical farm in Amsterdam.