Bavo van den Idsert
Bavo van den Idsert is since 2011 director of Bionext (www.bionext.nl), the Dutch umbrella organization for the organic sector. The associations of organic farmers (Biohuis), trade and processors (BioNederland) and organic shops
(Biowinkelvereniging) are partners of Bionext. Bionext is also responsible for the representation of the organic sector to government, legislation, research, NGOs, media, etc. Furthermore Bionext is involved in many national and international projects, like carbon neutral farming, EKO private organic scheme, fair pricing, and the Dutch organic fairs Bio- beurs: Pureness and BioMechatech.
Between 2009 2018 Bavo was board member of IFOAM EU. In previous years he was association manager of BioNederland-VBP, director of the Foundation for development of organic shops and board-member of Stichting Demeter. He started his career in organic in 1987 at Natudis, an organic wholesaler for organic shops.
The motivation of thirty years organic is simple: organic farming and food according to all basic principles is the way to create a better world. 100% organic is the aim and connection and communication are the tools to come forward.