Ria Hulsman worked during six years for SNV in the Bolivian Amazon region in sustainable agroforestry. She later coordinated the Organic Agriculture Program of the Dutch Young Farmers Organization (NAJK), in the Netherlands. In 2002, she started working for Hivos. Prior to joining the Wageningen UR, she directed the Hivos office in the Hague for resource development at global and regional level (Africa and Asia). Currently, she is the Manager of International Cooperation with Latin America for Wageningen UR and supports scientists in building and sustaining relationships with various international partners. She has a lot of experience with Latin America, sustainable agriculture and agroforestry, development cooperation and resource mobilization.