Katrien has more than 17 years of experience in sustainable food systems. Throughout the years she have played an impactful role in building sustainable, healthy food systems. Before starting as a social entrepreneur since two years, she have lead the sustainability team of a food retailer and has developed the renowned food policy of the city of Ghent. She looks from a systemic approach at the food system and tackles the missing links. She works on solution related to local food and short food supply chains, food environments, access to food, food waste and circularity, monitoring, urban agriculture, etc. She develops new solutions in partnership and collaboration with different types of stakeholders, both in the profit and non-profit sector.