Welcome to Fair & Sustainable Advisory Services

We support, strengthen and create economic opportunities for people in (agricultural) value chains in developing countries.

We believe that fair, sustainable and inclusive economic opportunities are key to breaking out of the cycle of poverty.

We combine thematic expertise with process facilitation skills to develop practical, manageable and tailor-made solutions.

about

About

Fair & Sustainable Advisory Services (FSAS) is an international consultancy company,
established in 2010 and located in the centre of Utrecht in the Netherlands.

We are a registered company in the Netherlands under Fair & Sustainable Holding.
We collaborate closely with our subsidiaries and with our associate partners and consultants around the globe.

Our subsidiaries are:

Fair & Sustainable Ethiopia

– Fair & Sustainable West Africa (Mali)

offer

Offer

 

Value Chain Development
Market for the Poor (M4P) Approach: Market Systems Development
Youth in Value Chains
Gender in Value Chains
Sustainability Standards & Certification
Human Rights and Value Chains
Food & Nutrition Security
Microfinance
Value Chain Finance
Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation
Financial and Administrative Management
(Interim) Management Support
Proposal Development
Portfolio Management
focus

Focus

Support

We support companies, CSOs and governments to work on fair, sustainable and inclusive economic development in developing countries.

Market system

We analyse value chains within market systems and include those actors who are decisive for success.

Long-lasting

We aim for long-lasting and sustainable solutions that enable people to build their own capacities and enhance their lives.

Talents

We make use of all available local talents and capacities, e.g. from men, women and youth, to achieve the greatest impact, now and in the future.

Context

We take into account the broader social, political and environmental context of value chains.

Network

We work together with our international network of consultants to offer you tailor-made and contextualised support and advice.

team

Team

By combining the expertise, experience and skills of our consultants and specialists, we can offer you high quality services. All our consultants have extensive experience in the Netherlands and in developing countries around the world, and have developed a good understanding of what is feasible in terms of context and culture. We are able to bridge the gap between different worlds.

If complementary technical knowledge or skills are required, we work together with associate consultants, who can be engaged for specific assignments.

 

Wilfried Schasfoort

Wilfried Schasfoort

Director View Details
Ben Haagsma

Ben Haagsma

Consultant Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) View Details
Piet van Ommeren

Piet van Ommeren

Consultant Management & Organisation View Details
Angelica Senders

Angelica Senders

Consultant Capacity Development & Learning View Details
Jochem Schneemann

Jochem Schneemann

Consultant Market and Value Chain Development View Details
Marjoleine Motz

Marjoleine Motz

Consultant Value Chain Development and Certification View Details
Koert Jansen

Koert Jansen

Consultant Value Chain Finance View Details
André Vording

André Vording

Consultant Value Chain Development View Details
Nelleke van der Vleuten

Nelleke van der Vleuten

Specialist NGO-Business Relations and Inclusive Business View Details
Victor van der Linden

Victor van der Linden

Consultant Value Chain Development View Details
Hettie Walters

Hettie Walters

Specialist Gender, Multi-stakeholder development & learning View Details
Mariël Mensink

Mariël Mensink

Consultant Rural Finance View Details
Paul Sijssens

Paul Sijssens

Consultant Value Chain Development View Details
Jingwei (Stella) Ling

Jingwei (Stella) Ling

Junior Consultant Value Chain Development View Details
Wilfried Schasfoort

Wilfried Schasfoort

Director

Areas of expertise:
– Programme development
– Value chain development
– Business development
– Management support

‘My goal is to contribute to a decent income for people in developing countries, so they are able to pay for food, education and health care for their families.’

Wilfried is a development economist specialised in the integrated value chain approach, business development, programme development and capacity building. He has extensive experience developing local and international market development programmes and was involved in the establishment of several (export) companies. Furthermore, he is an experienced manager in the development cooperation sector.

Wilfried.Schasfoort@fairandsustainable.nl

+31 (0)6 2337 9019

Ben Haagsma

Ben Haagsma

Consultant Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME)

Areas of expertise:
– Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME)
– Theory of change
– Impact evaluation
– Food security and value chain development
– Watershed management

‘My personal drive is to build on people’s strengths, coaching them to look beyond existing mind sets and provide them with new perspectives. Sustainable development is built on mutual respect and reciprocity.’.

Ben facilitates the strengthening of organisations’ PME systems according to a practical and strongly results-oriented approach. Programme evaluations serve as the basis for learning and critical reflection by staff on their successes. Ben connects food security, access to markets and use of natural resources in order to provide smallholder farmers with optimal results and sustained impact.

Ben.Haagsma@fairandsustainable.nl

+31 (0)6 8359 8227

Piet van Ommeren

Piet van Ommeren

Consultant Management & Organisation

Areas of expertise:
– Interim management
– Change management
– Reorganisation processes
– Tendering processes
– International fundraising processes
– Facilitation and coaching

‘ My aim is to lead and support the enhancement of management practices and management efficiency in the NGO sector, in order to facilitate NGOs to collaborate with local NGOs and with the private and public sectors in an innovative, pro-active and efficient way. ‘

Piet is an internationally oriented (interim and change) manager, advisor and coach with over 25 years’ experience in international development cooperation in Europe, Africa and Asia. Through his extensive experience, Piet can effectively relate to the public and private sector and (I)NGO networks. He is experienced in planning, organising and delivering the acquisition of external donor funds. Piet’s leadership style makes optimum use of staff competencies, commitment and creativity by creating individual space, team spirit and motivation.

Piet.van.Ommeren@fairandsustainable.nl

+31 (0)6 5126 7597

Angelica Senders

Angelica Senders

Consultant Capacity Development & Learning

Areas of expertise:
– Capacity development and learning
– Value chain development
– Gender in value chains

“I believe in the strength of learning through collaboration and sharing of experiences. It is my mission to contribute my analytical and strategic skills, as well as my operational experience, to learning processes of practitioners in the South, with the aim of contributing to capacity development of their organizations.”

Angelica is an experienced advisor on capacity development and learning Her thematic expertise lies in value chain development, with a special interest in gender aspects. She provides assistance to practitioners in development cooperation, in Africa, Asia, Latin America and in the Netherlands. Angelica combines her communicative and energetic personality with a passion for learning processes and a results-oriented attitude.

Angelica is network facilitator Gender in Value Chains of Agri-ProFocus and coordinates and supports Gender in Value Chain coaching tracks in 9 countries. Watch this movie to get an impression on this practical approach to gender inclusive value chains.

Angelica is certified Capacity Works consultant (GIZ) and combines a communicative and energetic personality with a result-oriented attitude. She has a passion for learning and extensive experience in facilitation of communities of learning, with social media and in e-collaboration.

Angelica.Senders@fairandsustainable.nl

+31 (0)6 8359 8216

Jochem Schneemann

Jochem Schneemann

Consultant Market and Value Chain Development

Areas of expertise:
– Value chain development
– Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P)
– Programme development and evaluation
– Agriculture
– Sustainable forestry

‘I want to see the world become a place where more people have the opportunity to fulfil their dreams; I want to contribute through listening, by mapping opportunities and sharing my knowledge of markets and best practices with farmers and entrepreneurs. ‘

Jochem Schneemann is pragmatic and results-oriented advisor on value chains in agricultural and forest products, certification and sustainable forest management. He provides training and guidance to (producer) organisations and businesses, towards more efficient and sustainable value chains. Jochem is able to facilitate learning in and across organisations and to build bridges between people and organisations. He is able to find concrete and creative solutions for complex challenges and has a practical focus and good feeling for human relationships.

Jochem.Schneemann@fairandsustainable.nl

+31 (0)6 8359 8194

Marjoleine Motz

Marjoleine Motz

Consultant Value Chain Development and Certification

Areas of expertise:
– Responsible business
– Value chain development
– Certification processes
– Small and medium enterprises (SME) development
– Supporting producer organisations

‘I like to use the power of businesses to make positive economic, environmental and social contributions to the globalized economy. Through advice, tools and facilitation, I want to empower my clients to achieve their sustainability ambitions and measure their impact.’

Marjoleine is a practical and results-oriented consultant who focuses on responsible and sustainable (global) value chains. She provides advice, guidance and capacity building to producer organizations and companies. Through her extensive experience, e.g. for certification bodies and traders, she is able to understand the perspectives of these different actors in the value chain. Marjoleine offers advice, designs tools and facilitates processes, especially in the agricultural and crafts sector.

Marjoleine.Motz@fairandsustainable.nl

+31 (0)6 8359 8162

Koert Jansen

Koert Jansen

Consultant Value Chain Finance

Areas of expertise:
– Value chain finance
– Business development
– Business planning

‘I am driven by the notion that people can only flourish if they have access to good resources. For entrepreneurs, finance is often one of those critical resources. I am a happy man if I can assist in making those resources more accessible so that entrepreneurs can indeed flourish.’

Koert has a background in sustainable banking and impacting investments, gained with Triodos Bank. He has experience managing investment funds in all their dimensions, including at commercial, policy, organisational and financial level. Koert focuses on value chain finance for smallholder-based exporters. He has experience in financing commodities such as coffee, cocoa, sesame, cotton, sesame seed and nuts. Koert has a commercial drive and is creative in structuring mutually beneficial partnerships and transactions.
Koert combines his work for Fair & Sustainable Advisory Services with part-time functions as a managing director of Incluvest BV and portfolio manager with the Common Fund for Commodities.

Koert.Jansen@fairandsustainable.nl

+31 (0)6 5312 1140

André Vording

André Vording

Consultant Value Chain Development

Areas of expertise:
– Strategic advice on M4P and inclusive economic development
– Programme proposal development
– Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) for inclusive development
– Training and coaching value chain development and Making Markets work for the Poor (M4P)

‘I want to contribute to a better world, where fair and sustainable development will become the norm, rather than the exception.’
André Vording is a results-oriented strategic advisor on value chain development with strong experience in adapting strategies to contextual opportunities and challenges. André is both strategic and practical and can therefore help to solve concrete problems in the short term, while safeguarding sustainable results in the long run. André works on inclusiveness, M4P and DCED result chain development within project and programmes and business incubation with producer organisations. He has experience in training, coaching and advising programme staff on fine-tuning existing approaches as well as strategic reorientation.

Andre.Vording@fairandsustainable.nl

+31 (0)6 2302 4130

Nelleke van der Vleuten

Nelleke van der Vleuten

Specialist NGO-Business Relations and Inclusive Business

Areas of expertise:
– Cross sector partnership
– NGOs in inclusive business
– Gender dimensions of inclusive business
– Project development and management

‘I am passionate about seeking synergies between “business” and “rights” perspectives and am always looking for opportunities to test innovative approaches for human centred development with complementary actors.’

Nelleke van der Vleuten is a social development expert, specialised in NGO-business relations especially in the areas of inclusive business and responsible business. She is working with pioneering organizations in this field, such as BoP Innovation Center. Nelleke has extensive expertise on gender issues in inclusive business and sustainable economic development; as an action researcher, concept developer, policy advisor and consultant. Nelleke offers coaching, training, policy advice and project development & management.

Nelleke.van.der.Vleuten@fairandsustainable.nl

+31 (0)6 5023 8878

Victor van der Linden

Victor van der Linden

Consultant Value Chain Development

Areas of expertise:
– Private sector driven approaches to development
– Value chain analysis and development
– Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach
– Programme and Project design, evaluation and reporting

As researcher and practitioner, Victor has worked on: value chain / supply chain analysis and development, setting up partnerships for smallholder inclusion in value chains, cooperative arrangements between private / public / civil society sector, program development, strategic advice, monitoring and evaluation of development programs.
Victor has worked on value chain development projects in West Africa for 5 years, being based in Bamako, Mali. He was Consultant / Manager of Fair & Sustainable West Africa for the last 2,5 years of that period. His professional experience lies in the field of sustainable economic development. He has worked in Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Ghana, Benin, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia and India.

Fluent in Dutch, English and French, able to conceptualize development challenges from both a business and a development perspective, and develop tailor made models for smallholder farmer inclusion in national and international value chains, Victor can add value to your development initiative.
Victor holds a Masters degree in both International Business (University of Maastricht) and International Development (International School of Humanities and Social Sciences in Amsterdam).

Victor.van.der.Linden@fairandsustainable.nl
vl.vanderlinden
+31626891152

Hettie Walters

Hettie Walters

Specialist Gender, Multi-stakeholder development & learning

Areas of expertise:
– Gender and development
– Multi-stakeholder processes for systemic change
– (Participatory) Theory of change development
– (Participatory) planning, monitoring and evaluation
– Training, coaching, workshop facilitation

‘Bringing people together is what drives me. I enjoy reflecting on what they are doing, learning from experiences and recognising the richness of cooperation. I believe that multiplying involvement, while keeping a watchful lookout for inequalities, leads to better results and effectiveness.’

As a specialist in gender, multi-stakeholder development and learning, Hettie leads and promotes learning processes, knowledge development and innovation related to multi-stakeholder processes. Hettie has experience in training, coaching, theory of change development and gender & development. She focuses specifically on power analysis, systemic change in complex contexts and forms of participatory planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning. Hettie is results-oriented and aims to strengthen local organisations’ capacity to increase their performance.

Hettie.Walters@fairandsustainable.nl

+31 (0)6 5235 8436

Mariël Mensink

Mariël Mensink

Consultant Rural Finance

Areas of expertise:
– Rural microfinance
– Value chain finance
– Brandmanagement
– Productmanagement

Mariel Mensink has a general background in Rural Economic Development. She has worked 20 years in different rural and agri-business development project and in rural finance and value chain finance. She has been the coordinator for ICCO-Terrafina Microfinance for East Africa and is now working as a rural finance advisor for ICCO Terrafina Microfinance. She has experience in management and policy advise; and in product development for rural and agri-finance. Furthermore she has been coordinating the rural finance group of NPM since 2007 and in this position she coordinated several researches and publications on rural finance. She is a graduate of Wageningen University in the field of rural economics.

mariel.mensink@fairandsustainable.nl
+31 6 1589 1490

Paul Sijssens

Paul Sijssens

Consultant Value Chain Development

Area’s of expertise
– Value chain development
– Rural development programme management and local governance
– Programme development and evaluation

Paul Sijssens is a specialist in rural development programme management and local governance and an experienced consultant in project formulation, review and evaluation. He holds an MSc of Wageningen University, where he graduated in tropical agriculture and development economics. He has got 20 years of experience in implementation and management of rural development and local governance projects. Paul Sijssens worked on long-term assignments for international NGOs as well as for the Netherlands bilateral aid agency (DGIS), mostly in East Africa.

Paul Sijssens is fully conversant with participatory methodologies and logical framework analysis. He has demonstrated sharp analytical skills, resulting in concise, but precise, reporting. Paul Sijssens has got good knowledge of regional situations and developments. Lived and worked in Africa for 15 years, of which 9 years in Tanzania and 5 years in Mozambique. He has excellent working knowledge of English, Portuguese and Swahili.

paul.sijssens@fairandsustainable.nl
+31 6 2539 4521

Jingwei (Stella) Ling

Jingwei (Stella) Ling

Junior Consultant Value Chain Development

Areas of expertise:

– Value Chain Development
– Gender and human rights in Value Chain
– Communication and visualization value chain

Jingwei (Stella) holds a masters’ degree in finance from Nyenrode Business University. She graduated with a master thesis in sustainable investing. Digging into the value chain, understanding the needs from different actors, finding out barriers in the value chain and designing solutions that benefit all actors in the value chain is what drives her.

Jingwei Ling is a junior consultant in value chain development. Her work touches on gender and human rights issues in value chains. She is genuinely interested in inspiring people or companies through analyzing and communicating complicated value chain issues in a easy to understand manner.

stella.ling@fairandsustainable.nl

clients

Clients

We are proud of the many clients we have served. We look forward to add you to this list.

Cordaid    SNV    Max Havelaar    MDF    Agri Pro-Focus    ZZg

Wereldwinkel    Yente    Waste    Wageningen UR    TextileExchange    Terrafina

Somo    ScopeInsight    SharePeople    Save the Children    Red Cross Climate Centre    Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken

KNCV    Liliane Fonds    Kerk in Actie    IDH    Cooperation ICCO    Helvetas

Humana    Happy Gift    Fair & Sustainable Ethiopia    Form International    FairClimateFund    EVD PSI AgentschapNL

Fair Access to Quality    Centre for Development Innovation    BSCI    Broederlijk Delen    BoP Innovation Center    Albert Heijn Foundation

AidEnvironment    Aqua4All    GIZ    ICS    IICD    ISEAL Alliance

KIT    Care    Oxfam Novib    RutgersWPF    Simavi    SNC Lavalin

The Hunger Project Benin    GAIN    WarChild    UTZ Certified    ACT Alliance    FAO

SCIAF    VSO    ZOA    PAX    World Vegetable Center    New client

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Testimonials

  • Good and relevant expertise, constructive and pleasant collaboration, timely delivery, efficient and flexible. 

  •  Through the Fair & Sustainable consultant, we received clear, concise and strategic information to help us prepare a grant proposal. 

  • Openess to reach joint clarity on the assignment and strong commitment on content development and timely deliverables. “

  • FSAS helped us to carefully and thoroughly make an analysis of the potential added value of our organisation to involve in a world wide and complicated advocacy issue. “

  • Good and relevant expertise, constructive and pleasant collaboration, timely delivery, efficient and flexible. 

  •  Through the Fair & Sustainable consultant, we received clear, concise and strategic information to help us prepare a grant proposal. 

  • Openess to reach joint clarity on the assignment and strong commitment on content development and timely deliverables. “

  • FSAS helped us to carefully and thoroughly make an analysis of the potential added value of our organisation to involve in a world wide and complicated advocacy issue. “

 

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