Co Verdaas pleased that Wageningen has confidence in him.
'I want to live with ideals.'
What does he have to offer the field of development cooperation? 'I want to work with ideals. That might be an overused word, but even so... I want to use knowledge to bring about progress in the world, to work towards sustainable agriculture and fisheries based on local conditions. How do you set up local supply chains and get the private sector involved?'
Verdaas will start in May by talking to staff to get a good picture of the CDI, after which he will 'extend the playing field.' He will also be taking a course in English 'so that I can use the professional terms properly.'