Dr. Francois Visser
Dr Francois Visser holds an MCom, MBA, and PhD in Environmental Science / Sustainable
Agriculture. He developed world-leading IP in agricultural carbon accounting with a unique
consumer communication interface application.
Francois is recognized nationally and internationally for his innovative approach to agri carbon accounting, whereby farmers are incentivised to improve the sustainability levels of their crops by measuring and communicating the reduction of their carbon emissions to the consumer. He has extensive experience in working within the agricultural industry to support farmers to adapt their farming practices to reduce the effects of climate change. Francois has worked in Australia, the UK, South Africa and Malaysia where he has developed carbon management software programs for various industries including cotton, beef, rubber, palm oil, and a wide range of horticultural crops.
Francois is a passionate environmental scientist and also the owner of Native Beeings, a boutique native bee farming enterprise, manufacturing the world’s first commercial native bee propolis extracts.
Dr. Quan Nguyen
Senior Sustainability Analyst
Quan is a passionate Agri-Environmental Scientist with more than 10 years of experience working in intensive and extensive climate change mitigation strategies for agriculture, and committed to improving the sustainability of the Australian agri-food industry, in a manner that rewards the farmers and satisfies the consumers’ environmental concerns.
Quan earned his PhD. in Soil Fertility and Soil Health Management from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark in 2018, and an MSc. in Animal Studies from The University of Queensland in 2012. His expertise in agricultural carbon and nitrogen cycle modelling contributed significantly to the identification of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction pathways for livestock, crops, and renewable energy systems in Vietnam, Denmark, and Australia. Quan’s most recent work focused on the Life Cycle Impacts Assessment (LCA) modelling and carbon footprint accounting for various Australian agricultural production systems and supply chains such as cotton, wool, lambs, beef, dairy, eggs, and chicken.