Christ Vansteenkiste

Programme Advisor, Vredeseilanden (VECO)


Christ Vansteenkiste>

Christ Vansteenkiste

Programme Advisor, Vredeseilanden (VECO)

Short bio

Christ is currently Programme Advisor in Vredeseilanden, an independent Belgian INGO with more than 40 years of experience in partnering with farmer organisations and food chain actors across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, and known in the South as VECO. Through pilot projects with farmers groups, VECO tests innovative practices and builds evidence, alongside research and finance institutes, private companies and other actors to come to more sustainable and inclusive business models in agricultural value chains. He focuses foremost on the rice sector.

Christ sits on the Investment Committee of Kampani, a social impact fund, of which VECO is a member. This fund aims to unlock the potential of entrepreneurial farming in the South, by investing in businesses in which producer organisations of smallholder farmers are (co)owners.