Henk Pot, son of a farmer, studied crop production and extension services in Groningen, and added subjects in Wageningen. He worked for SNV and later DGIS in Cameroon, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania. He coordinated agricultural extension services in Cameroon. He managed rural development projects in Rwanda and Tanzania, in Uganda he strengthened local organisations. In The Netherlands he supported village local councils.
In 2014 he started the Agriterra support in South Sudan as a consultant. As a result Agriterra participates in a consortium for agribusiness development in South Sudan and he is now business advisor for the South Sudan program.