About us

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Gerjo Engbers
Worldwide Expertise for Food & Flowers
Gerjo Engbers — Delphy


Gerjo Engbers

Delphy is the expert for Worldwide Expertise for Food & Flowers in the field of cultivation and production related knowledge in food & flower processes in Horti- and Agriculture. We develop key knowledge about crops, cultivation technologies, web-based ICT applications and remote monitoring of cultivation in our own research facilities.

Exchange of knowledge and continuous input of new expertise is required for growers to develop and continue their business. Delphy provides several ways of support and consultancy to investors, farmers and growers like Remote Greenhouse Management to growers, Implementation of cultivation concepts, Training & education, Development and execution of turnkey projects and Operational management.

Team Asia operates in the Asian market (f.e. Middle East, China, Japan, Azerbaijan, etc.) and make that Dutch knowledge is implemented and applied to local conditions and circumstances.

Cooperation is in our genes!
Woody Maijers — The Value Chain Coachy

The Value Chain Coach

Woody Maijers

Our mission: Working together on a healthy future for the Horticultural sector through value chain collaborations.

The value chain coach connects all the various parties within the agri-foodsector. It is necessary to have our complex agri-food chains renewed into sustainable consumer-oriented value chains. The value chain coach carries out a variety of activities for all components within the value chain: strategy, realising cooperation and setting up the operational chain systems.

Bringing professional minds together!
Gonneke Leereveld — ManageMind Group

ManageMind Group

Gonneke Leereveld

ManageMind Group is a team of professionals working to improve education and to facilitate organisational change.

We strive to support the development of organisations and regions by creating optimum learning conditions and processes to realise growth and success. We contribute to the power of a sector or region by optimising the conditions regarding knowledge, innovation and collaboration.

We help organisations develop their employees by creating suitable learning approaches and education programs. Our core tasks are focused on the realisation of knowledge creation, educational design, learning approaches, innovative methods, cross-over cooperation and international collaboration.

We want to create an optimum climate for growth and to bring professional minds together!

People grow businesses. We grow people!
Debora van Zee — Agribusiness Academy

Agribusiness Academy

Debora van Zee

Agribusiness Academy addresses the talent problem in Food & Agribusinesses. We do this by training talent within businesses, as well as working with universities and training providers to deliver programs for future leaders. In doing so, we deliver the talent the world needs to solve its food security, sustainability and environmental challenges. We have spent over 10 years developing curriculum, content and conducting market research into the potential for blended delivery of higher education in food & agribusiness. The 3 components of our model are available together or in a tailored setup.

Curriculum & Content is the core offer. Our digital learning content library of over 250+ hours is unmatched by any provider in Food & Agribusiness. Our content is developed together with over 25 leading global experts Food & Agribusiness. We design content in a modular way so that we can combine and adjust curriculum to suit the needs of the organization and their target learners.

Our Learning Platform can also be utilized to deliver digital learning content to learners. Get the complete overview of your team's learning and development performance with real-time reporting on login, participation and completion.

Interactive Sessions & Coaching from industry experts can be added to provide an extra layer of support for your learners. Available online or blended.


Greenport West-Holland

Dutch Sprout is the outcome of a project by Greenport West-Holland. Greenport West-Holland is a network organization in the field of greenhouse horticulture. The region is the world’s most innovative in the field of greenhouse horticulture, with the world’s best growers of vegetables and flowers, suppliers, trading companies, breeders services, etc.

The Dutch horticulture has grown by working together. Today, this collaboration exists in many forms. One of wich resulted in the founding of Dutch Sprout where partners share high level horticultural expertise worldwide, using a unique educational approach.