Associate professor, Environmental Policy Group, Wageningen University
"Dr. Sigrid Wertheim-Heck is associate professor in global food system transformation at the Environmental Policy Group of Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Her interest in urban food systems informs her agenda on the relationship between urbanization, food provisioning and food consumption. Projects across Asia, Africa and Europe bring together three areas of research, namely sustainable food consumption, governance practices and global-local dynamics. Before joining WUR, Sigrid had 20+ years international agro-food experience in the private sector ranging from business development to market/consumer research, and marketing/distribution strategy. She has been strategic policy advisor for different governments on issues related to food security in the emerging markets of SEA. “To find solutions and directions for making the food system more sustainable requires a global perspective. I believe that a true global perspective can only be obtained when local, contextualised dynamics are well understood.”"