Netherlands-based DO-IT was founded in 1991 by Poppe Braam, driven by a strong commitment to stimulate organic farming and build up sustainable trade relations with farmers in developing countries and buyers in Europe.
DO-IT has built up relationships with 180 suppliers in more than 20 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, from which DO-IT buys over 850 products; from nuts, quinoa, dried fruit and sugar to rice and olive oil. Two of its products: Biorganica and Ma's Foods are also investments in the Triodos Sustainable Trade Fund.
DO-IT works very closely with local farmers and cooperatives and shares knowledge about organic farming practices. DO-IT has also launched two consumer brands – La BIO IDEA and Amaizin – which are available in European health-food stores.
Impact figures 2016
|Number of small-scale farmers involved in sourcing||5,000|
|Organic certification and product traceability||100%|
The long-term investment from Triodos Organic Growth Fund supports DO-IT in its ambition to considerably increase the offering in organic products and improve the position of local farmers.