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
Jorinde Boekholt

Jorinde Boekholt

Office manager View Details
Ben Haagsma

Ben Haagsma

Consultant Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) View Details
Saskia van Drunen

Saskia van Drunen

Consultant Human Rights, Democratisation and Conflict Transformation 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
Trude Vredeveld

Trude Vredeveld

Consultant View Details
André Vording

André Vording

Consultant Value Chain Development View Details
Anna Lentink

Anna Lentink

Consultant Inclusive Value Chain Development View Details
Martijn Vranken

Martijn Vranken

Junior Consultant Microfinance 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 Microfinance 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

Jorinde Boekholt

Jorinde Boekholt

Office manager

Areas of expertise:
– Office management
– Marketing and communication
– Social media
– Human resource management

‘I enjoy supporting organisations in their communications (internal and external), so that they can show the world their added value. This touches the whole organisation in order to make sure that everything is aligned and this is what makes my work so diverse and interesting.’

As an office manager for Fair & Sustainable Advisory Services, Jorinde is responsible for office management, communication, marketing, social media, website, human resource management, office supplies, team building and acquisition support.

Jorinde works as a freelance marketing and communication specialist for both commercial companies as well as NGOs. In addition, she has her own business in the field of personal development and followed the Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioners programme in order to fully develop and utilise her skills.

Jorinde.Boekholt@fairandsustainable.nl

+31 (0)30 2348281

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

Saskia van Drunen

Saskia van Drunen

Consultant Human Rights, Democratisation and Conflict Transformation

Areas of expertise:
– Human rights and value chains
– Transitional justice
– Civil society strengthening
– Programme design
– Policy development
– Research/ scoping studies

‘I believe that poverty and human rights violations are rooted in unequal power relations and social exclusion. I want to assist organisations that seek to address these inequalities and work towards an environment in which people have the opportunities and the freedom to make and act upon their own choices’.

Saskia provides advice and assistance on policy and programme development with a thematic focus on human rights, democratisation and conflict transformation. She has experience in the fields of transitional justice in post-conflict and post-authoritarian settings, strengthening civil society and citizens voice and state and corporate accountability. Saskia is a driven consultant, who is able to provide accurate research and supports organisations in translating complex insights into practical application.

Saskia.van.Drunen@fairandsustainable.nl

+31 (0)6 8359 8206

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

Trude Vredeveld

Trude Vredeveld

Consultant

Areas of expertise:
– International Corporate Social Responsibility (ICSR)
– Inclusive value chain development
– Organisational development and learning
– Network coordination
– Project management

‘I believe that a more sustainable world can be possible when positive energy, passion and perseverance are brought together, combined with self-reflection and cooperation.’

Trude focuses on International Corporate Responsibility (ICSR) to assist companies in their efforts to create a positive impact in their value chains. She likes to make complex issues understandable and realisable. Trude has developed toolkits and collected best practices on themes such as human rights, inclusiveness and environmental impact. In addition, Trude has experience in project and network management gained through mobilising stakeholders for collective action. She has worked on project evaluations (qualitative) and organisational development and learning.

Trude.Vredeveld@fairandsustainable.nl

+31 (0)6 1649 7335

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

Anna Lentink

Anna Lentink

Consultant Inclusive Value Chain Development

Areas of expertise:
– Agri-business development
– Gender and value chains
– Programme design
– Programme implementation
– Action research

‘I want to inspire and enable people to make better use of the resources around them in a sustainable manner.’

Anna works on inclusive value chain development, with a special focus on gender equality and youth involvement with the aim of achieving sustainable change within a market system. In her former job as a consultant at Enclude, Anna worked on several socio-economic development projects in sub-Saharan Africa where she gained broad private sector development experience. She carried out market analysis studies, provided workshops to Business Development Services (BDS) providers and led a large capacity-strengthening project for women’s economic associations in Uganda.

Anna.Lentink@fairandsustainable.nl

+31 (0)6 8359 8152

Martijn Vranken

Martijn Vranken

Junior Consultant Microfinance

‘Creating opportunities through finance, so people in developing countries can live up to their true potential and improve the quality of their lives’.

Areas of expertise:
– Microfinance
– Agri finance
– Banking
– Project Management

Martijn is an economist with a background in macroeconomics and development economics, who focuses on microfinance by working on strengthening both clients and Micro Finance Institutions (MFI’s), with an emphasis on rural finance. Before, Martijn has had several financial positions -primarily at banks- and worked for a MFI in Nepal to study the effects of over indebtedness on clients and MFI’s.

Martijn.Vranken@fairandsustainable.nl

+31627399173

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 Microfinance

Mariel Mensink has a general background in Rural Economic Development. Vast experience in rural and agri-business development; rural finance and value chain finance, micro and small enterprise development and micro-finance, business development services, market linkages and supply chain development. Mariel Mensink also has experience in management and policy advise for rural finance, organizational development and private sector policy development.

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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