Christiaan Kooyman

Technical advisor on Biopesticides at ELEPHANT VERT SA


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Christiaan Kooyman's Overview

  • Acting Director R&D at ELEPHANT VERT SA
  • Scientific advisor at Fondation Agir pour l'Education et la Santé
  • Grasshopper IPM Specialist at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
  • Senior Scientist at CABI
  • Research officer at AGRHYMET Regional Centre
  • Interim Team Leader Locust Control at FAO
  • Junior Scientific Officer at NWO
  • Principal Lecturer at Anambra State Polytechnic

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Christiaan Kooyman's Experience

Technical advisor biopesticides


July 2014Present (3 months) Meknès, Morocco

Create and monitor biopesticide development projects.

Acting Director R&D


September 2011June 2014 (2 years 10 months) Rabat, Morocco

Development of biopesticides and biofertilisers

Scientific advisor

Fondation Agir pour l'Education et la Santé

October 2007August 2011 (3 years 11 months) Dakar, Senegal

Coordinator of the R&D section, developing biopesticides based on fungal spores, viruses and bacteria.

Grasshopper IPM Specialist

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

January 2004December 2006 (3 years)

Project coordinator of the Regional Project for Integrated Grasshopper Control in the Sahel. This project aimed at promoting the use of Green Muscle, a biopesticide based on spores of the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium acridum, and at developing a grasshopper population model that could be used as a decision making tool for grasshopper control operations. Based in Cotonou, Benin.

Senior Scientist


Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; International Trade and Development industry

August 1996December 2002 (6 years 5 months)

Regional coordinator of the LUBILOSA programme (Biological Control of Locusts and Grasshoppers). In addition, research on pathogens of other pest insects and coordinator of the East African loop of BioNET International (EAFRINET). Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Research officer

AGRHYMET Regional Centre

April 1990December 1995 (5 years 9 months)

Regional coordinator for the Sahel of the LUBILOSA programme (Biological Control of Locusts and Grasshoppers), which developed an isolate of the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium acridum into a biopesticide for locust control. Based in Niamey, Niger.

Interim Team Leader Locust Control


Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; International Affairs industry

May 1989December 1989 (8 months)

Coordinate locust and grasshopper control activities in Sudan for the FAO Locust Group in collaboration with the Plant Protection Directorate in Khartoum.

Junior Scientific Officer


Government Agency; 201-500 employees; Research industry

June 1983October 1985 (2 years 5 months)

Research on the effect of termites on soil properties in Kisii District, Kenya.

Principal Lecturer

Anambra State Polytechnic

August 1979September 1982 (3 years 2 months)

Principal lecturer biology. Based in Oko, Anambra State, Nigeria.

Christiaan Kooyman's Languages

  • Dutch

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • French

    (Full professional proficiency)
  • German

    (Limited working proficiency)
  • Swahili

    (Limited working proficiency)
  • Arabic

    (Elementary proficiency)
  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)

Christiaan Kooyman's Skills & Expertise

  1. Research
  2. Agriculture
  3. Life Sciences
  4. Ecology
  5. Science
  6. Sustainability
  7. Sustainable Development
  8. Educational Leadership
  9. Lifesciences
  10. Teaching
  11. Biodiversity
  12. Bioassay
  13. Molecular Biology
  14. Biological Control
  15. Insect
  16. Statistics
  17. IPM
  18. Biology
  19. PEST
  20. Microbiology
  21. Entomology
  22. Environmental Awareness
  23. Biotechnology
  24. Natural Resource Management
  25. Environmental Science
  26. Conservation Issues
  27. Agronomy
  28. Crop Protection
  29. Sustainable Agriculture
  30. Integrated Pest Management
  31. Food Security
  32. Plant Breeding
  33. Environmental Impact Assessment
  34. Cultural Adaptation
  35. Plant Protection
  36. Scientific Writing
  37. Biochemistry
  38. Bioinformatics
  39. Climate Change
  40. Genetics

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Christiaan Kooyman's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Animal Welfare
      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      • Economic Empowerment
      • Environment
      • Health
      • Science and Technology
    • Organizations I support:

      • WWF International
      • Greenpeace
      • Dakarkids
      • Nature Kenya

Christiaan Kooyman's Education

Wageningen University

MSc, Population biology


Ichthus College

Diploma of secondary education, Gymnasium β


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