Bionext - Stichting Bionext, The Netherlands

Bionext is the Dutch  branch organization for the organic food and farming sector. Bionext is a foundation and represents the interests of the Dutch organic farmers, processors, traders and specialized organic shops. Its main aims are to increase quality and sustainability of organic production and increase the area under organic management. It does this through advocacy, lobbying, research coordination, setting up networks to improve knowledge dissemination, stimulating consumer involvement and capacity building. Some activities are for the benefit of the entire organic food and farming sector, others are aimed at specific  value chains or production sector. The organisation is an active member of IFOAM EU (www.ifoam-eu.org) and is represented in the board, council, and in several taskforces and working groups of IFOAM EU. Bionext acts as national platform for the EU-wide Technology Platform Organics (TP Organics, www.tporganics.eu).

Role in the project

This enables it to play a role in work packages 1, 2, 6 and 7. In work package 1, it will do national work in tasks 1.1 and 1.2. In work package 2, Bionext will be one of the case study coordinators, next to DLO, and play a role in interlinking the three Dutch case studies. In WP6, Bionext will give input in tasks 6.3, 6.4 and 6.5. Moreover, it will play a role in dissemination in work package 7.

Key persons involved

  • Marian Blom
  • Heleen Klinkert
  • Laurens Nuijten