Transforming The Food Economy
3-5 November, 2017 | Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India


Mr. Martien Van Nieuwkoop

Mr. Martien Van Nieuwkoop

Designation : Practice Manager-Agriculture

Company : World Bank

Industry : IFI

Headquarters : Washington DC, USA

Speaking in : Plenary Session 2 One Nation, One Food Law : Enabling Regulatory Environment for Investment in the Food Sector

Global Presence : US$212 billion in loans, grants, equity investments, and guarantees to partner countries and private businesses.

India Presence :

  • The World Bank approved $6.1 billion in lending to South-Asia for 51 projects in fiscal 2017. The Bank’s regional strategy for South-Asia continues to emphasize sustaining inclusive growth at a high rate. It focuses on providing support to private sector development through such actions as climate-resilient investments, greater social and financial inclusion, strengthening governance, and addressing fragility.

Company Profile :

  • The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries, committed to reducing poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development.

Personal Profile :

  • Mr. Martien van Nieuwkoop is Director in the World Bank’s Agriculture Global Practice. In this capacity, he provides leadership and oversight to the agriculture sector dialogue, portfolio management, and partnership relationships, covering a wide range of issues, including food security and food safety; agricultural productivity and competitiveness; agribusiness and postharvest value-addition; and climate resilient agriculture. Mr. Nieuwkoop is a Dutch national, who holds post-graduate degrees in Agricultural Economics from Wageningen University, The Netherlands, and in Business Administration from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C, USA.

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