Raised on a dairy farm in the Chivency, I got the interest in livestock farming up to date. From 1999 I have been enthusiastically involved in agriculture in the Netherlands within the Mandak.
- How can we make livestock farming more sustainable?
- How can we make consumers and citizens more interested in this agriculture?
- What role can labels play within?
- And what is the role of the government and what options does policy offer?
These questions form the core of many of the projects that I manage. In this way I hope to contribute to solving the problems facing agriculture in the Netherlands.
In my spare time I like to get on my bike to enjoy the surroundings, the cows in the meadow, fruit growing and winding dikes. Everything has its own charm. It is important that we can continue to enjoy this in the future.