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Marlies van Horssen

Marlies van Horssen

YEP period 2021 - 2023, batch 24

Young Expert at De Heus Animal Nutrition B.V. - Ethiopia

YEP Role

Project manager circular production

In my role, I’m identifying new suppliers of residual materials in Ethiopia that we can use

for animal feed. Currently, many factories and companies in Ethiopia are having residual streams and by-products which are not used, at de Heus we are looking how we can make use of these. Besides that, another part of my role is trying multiple forms of collaboration with other players in the value chain to strengthen the chain. This by bringing together different suppliers, partners, and organizations and together looking into opportunities. Lastly, in my role I will also be focusing on training and advice, which is very important at de Heus, we give farmers hands-on farm management and animal husbandry training.  


  • Intercultural communication 
  • Project management 
  • Business Development


Nationality: Dutch

Education: BSc, Cultural anthropology and development sociology  

                 MA, Environment and resource management

 Experience before YEP

  • Traineeship social entrepreneurship at starters for communities and Buurtmaaltijden
  • Environmental consultant at Antea group and omgevingsdienst Haaglanden
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Organisation: De Heus Animal Nutrition B.V.
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