‘The ultimate goal of the SMARTseeds project is to improve income of at least 100.000 farmers in Indonesia,’ ITC researcher Wietske Bijker describes a big international project that aims to provide information services for vegetable farmers.
219 volunteers of 29 different nationalities came together yesterday with one goal in mind: to put Malawi on the map. The Mapping Party, held at ITC, was the largest mapping event in the Netherlands and it helped approximately 250.000 vulnerable people in the African country of Malawi.
In order to give ITC students a break from their books, lecturer Wan Bakx (52) started a running group called Run4Fun. The team has taken part in the Batavierenrace every year since 2000 and holds the record as the team with the most nationalities. Bakx himself does not take part in the race, as this would endanger his ambitions as an international hurdler.