Marieke de Ruyter de Wildt

Marieke de Ruyter de Wildt’s fascination for agriculture started during her studies in the field of Agricultural Economics at the Wageningen University. After receiving her Master of Sciences Marieke worked in farm data for 15 years, in over 40 different countries.

In 2009 she returned to the Wageningen University to fulfil several management positions and in 2014 she became the director of AgriPlace. At AgriPlace Marieke digitized the certification process and gave farmers control over their data and incentivize data-driven farm businesses.

During her career Marieke concluded that smart data are the future of agriculture. With her company The Fork, she accelerates the use of farm data in supply chains by applying blockchain technology to food systems. New technologies, like blockchain, accelerate positive impact on farmers, consumers and our global society. Therefore, Marieke’s motto could be quoted as: “In code I trust”.