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Sietze Vellema

Associate Professor at the Knowledge, Technology and Innovation group at Wageningen University & Research

Areas of expertise

  • - Value chains
  • - Partnerships
  • - Technology and Development studies
  • - Interdisciplinary research
  • - Institutional analysis

Major works

Vellema, S. & van Wijk, J. (2015). Partnerships intervening in global food chains: the emergence of co-creation in standard-setting and certification. Journal of Cleaner Production, 107: 105 - 113. Wertheim-Heck, S.C.O., Vellema, S. & Spaargaren, G. (2015). Food safety and urban food markets in Vietnam: The need for flexible and customized retail modernization policies. Food Policy, _54: 95 - 106. Oosterveer, P.J.M., Adjei, B.E., Vellema, S., & Slingerland, M.A. (2014). Global sustainability standards and food security: exploring unintended effects of labels and certification in palm oil. _Global Food Security, _3(3-4): 220-226. Helmsing, A.H.J. & Vellema, S. (eds) (2011). Value chains, social inclusion and economic development: contrasting theories and realities. London and New York: Routledge, (Routledge Studies in Development Economics), Pp. 294. Jansen, K., & Vellema, S. (2011). What is technography? _NJAS Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences, 57(3-4): 169 - 177.

About Me

Sietze Vellema is associate professor at the Knowledge, Technology and Innovation group, Wageningen University, and senior researcher at the Partnerships Resource Centre, Rotterdam School of Management, the Netherlands. Sietze’s interest is to understand why and how different actors collaborate in solving organisational, managerial, and technical problems related to inclusive development and sustainable food provision. He studies partnerships, certification, and institutional arrangements in agri-food chains and supervises PhD candidates in different fields: collective action in oil palm, shea, and sesame in West Africa; trading practices in East and West Africa; food safety and consumer practices in Southeast Asia; labels, governance and service delivery in global commodity trade; coordination and diversity in banana production in Asia. He leads action research focusing on value chains, partnerships, poverty, and food security in Africa.

Courses and Programs taught by Sietze Vellema

1 course in a series
3 courses