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Maaike Visser

Maaike Visser

YEP period 2021 - 2023, batch 22

Young Expert at SNV - Laos

YEP Role

As the Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Expert for SNV, Lao PDR, I work for the ENUFF programme (Enhancing Nutrition of Upland Farming Families). This programme aims to improve family and child nutrition in remote and ethnically diverse upland farming households through improved nutrition for children and women of reproductive age (WRA), WASH, and nutrition-sensitive agriculture.

I support the Agriculture component in designing, implementing, and monitoring the nutrition-sensitive agriculture interventions in the project target areas. The focus lies on designing new training tools and improving the previously developed tools.


  • Analytical thinking and research
  • Quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Report writing
  • Food systems thinking
  • Working in a multi-cultural context
  • Result-oriented and pro-active


  • · Nationality: Dutch
  • · Education:
    • MSc Global Nutrition and Health, Wageningen University
      • Academic Consultancy: Agroecological movement in the Netherlands
      • MSc Thesis: The relation between plasma zinc and stunting in Bangladeshi children
    • BSc Nutrition and Health, Wageningen University

Experience before YEP

  • Research assistant at Wageningen University
  • Intern at Hivos - Sustainable Diets for All, The Hague
    • Research assistant at CeSSIAM, Center for Studies of Sensory Impairment, Aging and Metabolism, Guatemala
    • Laboratory assistant at Centre Médico-social Solidarité, Togo
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