Pepijn is a Senior Scientist at the World Vegetable Center based in Thailand. His educational background is in agricultural economics and development studies. He has a broad research interest that includes work on agent-based modeling, vegetable seed systems and variety adoption, impact studies of home and school gardens, food safety in vegetable value chains, and pest management of smallholder farmers, among others. At WorldVeg, he leads the research programs on Enabling Impact and Healthy Diets and is Lead Scientist – Impact Evaluation. His work focuses on how to enable vegetables to optimally contribute to poverty reduction, health and the environment.