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Etienne Henrij

Etienne Henrij

History: Young Expert at Delphy - Myanmar
YEP period 2015 - 2016, batch 7

Position after YEP

Pre-master student Biology, Radboud University, the Netherlands

YEP Role

Young agricultural consultant at Delphy in Myanmar. There are a lot of opportunities for the agro-food sector in Myanmar. It was my task to document these opportunities but also the challenges in Myanmar into a Roadmap for the horticulture sector. I worked with a state agriculture institute to teach the students about horticulture technology and I also worked on a project to test different cheap greenhouse designs for small holder farmers.

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What I am really passionate about is helping other people. The way I like to do this is by coming up an idea and than discussing the idea with people to see if my plan is reachable. Afterwards the idea can be tested and hopefully further expanded upon. I really like working with plants and teaching other people about plants and how they can grow them more effectively. I hope one day with my work to be able to help a lot of people. What i also really like is research the idea of creating new knowledge is very exciting for me.



Nationality: Dutch
Education: Applied Biology Bsc at HAS Hogeschool


Experience before YEP

  • Intern Cellbiology - CropScience Vegetable Seeds, 2015 – July 2015 (6 months) Nunhem. Optimalization of flowcytometer process for different crops.
  • Intern Algae tech group of companies, February 2014 – July 2014 (6 months) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The effect of adding garlic to Haematoccocus culture, Maintaining algaeculture, Media preperation, analyzing data.
  • Research Intern Rijk Zwaan, August 2013 – January 2014 (6 months)De Lier & Almeria. Helping perform and organize a biological control experiment, assisting breeding departement Almeria with scoring solanum crops, assisting phytopathology departement Almeria.
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