Karlijn Muiderman works as a research editor on human security for The Broker. She was a programme officer for the Food First conferences and a policy member of The House of Representatives on international cooperation and globalization. She has also worked on independent projects as a freelance journalist.
Karlijn studied international development studies in Amsterdam, and journalism in Cardiff. She graduated from Amsterdam on ‘mitigation and adaptation strategies in the low coastal elevation zones in Trinidad’, and for her second Master’s on ‘morality as an alternative to objective reporting amongst development journalist.’
Her fields of interest are environmental sustainability and human security.
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Assuming a joint approach would unleash agricultural potential and strengthen the market, Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) have dominated global food security strategies. The debate highlights several strategies, for example, focusing on the loc...read more
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