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Bente Fonkert

Bente Fonkert

YEP period 2019 - 2021, batch 17

Young Expert at VDS A’campo - Ghana

First position after YEP

Looking for a job in the agrofood sector

YEP Role

As business developer for Holland Holland Greentech in Ghana I will be opening the local offices and starting operations! This entails the registration of the company and opening the offices, but also developing the market for our products and services and building a network of both potential partners and farmers. 


Holland Greentech is an expert in horticulture, and by providing training and improved inputs (seeds, irrigation, soil analysis, greenhouses) we aim to bring the vegetable sector to the next level across Africa.


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One of my strong suits is approaching challenges with an interdisciplinary approach. Taking a holistic and bottom up approach to development is key to create sustainable solutions in this sector, and therefore I look forward to working closely together with farmers to develop the most suitable solutions.



Nationality: Dutch

Education: BSc International Development, Leiden University Honours College (Liberal Arts and Sciences: Global Challenges. MA in African Studies, University of Copenhagen 


Experience before YEP

  • Project Assistant Agribusiness, Netherlands-African Business Council
  • Intern Research and Impact, WakaWaka B.V. and WakaWaka Rwanda Ltd.
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Organisation: VDS A’campo
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