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HortiFor Advisory Services
in tropical forestry and food crops

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For a greener world with Trees, Nature and Food for People

My name is Wim Tolkamp, I am the founder of HortiFor and I would like to offer my advisory service and practical experience to your organization or your company.

I am a freelance consultant and a practical specialist with over 44 years of experience in tropical reforestation, horticultural tree nursery, species selection and (organic) food crops. I have worked with 80+ species, in more than 19 countries for shorter and longer periods of time, with a focus on developing countries.

The combination of HORTIculture and tropical FORestry - within the scope of my education and experience -
makes HortiFOR unique for advising in:

    • Tropical forest restoration and agroforestry
    • Plantation establishment and site selection
    • Tree nursery techniques & management
    • Tree improvement, species selection and seed orchards
    • Tropical food-crops production and processing
    • Extension, training and professional education
    • Project management + financial administration
    • Start-up first phase of projects and private companies
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My mission is “A greener world with Trees, Nature and Food for People”.

In other words, my mission is to contribute to a balance between Planet, People, Profits and Prosperity in the country side of the tropics and the Netherlands. Since 1972 I realized this mission through planting high quality trees, protecting nature and through motivating farmers in sustainable food crop production.

Planting ginger  in Vietnam
The establishment of  a ginger variety trial in the Tien Nguyen commune, North Vietnam,  April 2013