My name is Lotte Woittiez. I’m a Dutch PhD student from Wageningen University, working on smallholder oil palm farming in Indonesia. I started my PhD at the Plant Production Systems group in February 2013, and since then I’ve spent about 15 months in Indonesia, mostly in the field.
The site Into The Field is my personal blog, on which I post stories about my work and adventures in Indonesia. I created this site because I like to share what I see and do, but also because I would like to provide a nuanced perspective on oil palm farming. My stories come from the field, where I work with oil palm smallholders who are successfully cultivating this crop and who are interested in improving their activities.
The blog is very new, so the number of stories is still small. In the future, I hope to expand and to include other types of stories, such as discussions of news or scientific articles.
Comments and suggestions are most welcome!