Erik Vanlngen


Digital Agriculture and Innovation

Specialist (Frontier technologies)

Office of Innovation,FAO

Erik VanIngen works as an innovation specialist on digital agriculture through frontier technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, data analytics, IoT, and remote sensing in the FAO Office of Innovation. He drives the blockchain community of practice in FAO in collaboration with other UN entities such as IFAD, WFP and UNIN. Erik is especially interested in digital sustainability for the agri-food value chain as well as interest in combating climate change and child labor in collaboration with the private sector. Before joining FAO, he worked for 10 years in the private sector in the Netherlands and Sweden as a software architect and project leader. Erik holds a bachelor in Telematics and obtained in 2020 a master’s degree at the Open University in the Netherlands in Business Process Management and IT.

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