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About us

SmartFarming is designing and developing innovative Agri-tech products and concepts for farmers, and agribusinesses. 

SmartFarming is established in 2017. In 2020, SmartFarming became part of the Resilience BV network, an international organization that carries out research and consultancy projects for its clients in emerging markets. 

The AgriTech solutions designed by SmartFarming are supported and co-created by a team of +20 consultants mostly active in  agribusiness, horticulture and seed-sector development, farmer-led irrigation and drinking water.

Interested in exploring synergies or co-developing Agri-tech solutions that help quickly reach rural farmers? 

We are always happy to set-up a meeting or a call. Contact us on our personal emails below or on info@smartfarmingtech.com

Meet the team

Rob van Oudheusden
Product and service design, Co-Founder

Rob has a background in value chain management and agriculture. He gained experience with agroecological farming in Argentina and India. Rob believes knowledge sharing through technology can bring the next agricultural revolution. At SmartFarming he manages the product development.

Jelle van den Akker
Concept Creation & Agronomy, Co-Founder

Jelle gained hands-on work experience in innovative projects in India, Mozambique and Tanzania.  Jelle focused on co-creating services that pair research with design and technology whilst focussing on practical implementable solutions. at SmartFarming Jelle works on content of the tools. 

Daniel Levelt
Operations and new business manager

Daniel gained experience working on irrigation/drinking water projects in south America, Sub Saharan Africa as well as the Netherlands, Albania and Turkey. Daniel believes extention services through SMS, App and web will promote farmer initiated production system change.

Arthur Ng’ang’a
Business Development Director of Kenia

Arthur obtained his MBA at the University of Nairobi and has professional certification in project management for development. He has worked in the international development sector, with experience at both leadership and hands-on levels in projects aimed at improving agriculture value chains and optimizing market and livelihood opportunities for smallholder farmers. He has supported the integration of modern and emerging technology in agriculture value chains with the objective of increasing system and process efficiency, reducing the cost of production and increasing market opportunities. Arthur coordinates the business development activities for SmartFarming in Africa.

Rahul Koul
Business Development Director of India

In recent years Rahul has worked on sustainability, livelihoods and value chain management for several Agri service providers. Closely working with farmers on different topics and providing hands-On-Training, live demonstrations plots and organizing field days Rahul believes Agritech is the next step in farmer capacity building. Rahul has a bachelor degree in Agriculture from the College of Agriculture, Shivajinagar, Pune. And a Master’s degree from the National Institute of Agricultural Marketing. Rahul coordinates the business development activities for India.

Claudio Gundana
Business Development Director of Mozambique

Gundana is a senior project manager with vast experience in the design and execution of technology validation pilots. He supports the IRIPO Project activities and is also project manager of the APSAN-Vale project. 

Timon Weitkamp
Remote sensing expert

Timon is an expert in remote sensing, irrigation and water management. He uses satellite-generated data to retrieve meaningful information about irrigation and agriculture.

Nelson Marula
GIS and data expert

Nelson is a GIS and data expert. He is responsible for data collection, analysis and storage. He also works on the management of IRIPO – a sms based communication platform which delivers agricultural extension services.

Thijs de Klein
Hydrology expert

Thijs has a background in hydrology and water management. He worked with smallholder farmers in Mozambique for his MSc and he is currently working with different types of sensors. 

Vinikesh Raibole
Project lead

Vinikesh has experience working for foundations and banks in different states of India. As an agricultural engineer engineer Vinikesh is SmartFarmings expert on the ground, he particularly enjoys the co-design and interview process with farmers. 

Suze van der Velde
New Busines developer

Suze is currently studying International Food and Agribusines (HAS den Bosch). She has a profound interest in innovations supporting good nutrition and food security. At SmartFarming Suze is working on new business and markets.  

Software Team

We work with a strong team of passionate technology experts that create software solutions that are robust, creative, modern, user-centric, logical and secure. Working with a large group of experts we are able to scale up and scale down our IT development team in a dynamic way based on needs. We can create Web, Mobile, Back-end, Front-end, Databases, integration with soil sensors, remote sensing, crop models – One stop solution for all your needs.