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Monique Bestman
Louis Bolk Instituut
Hoofdstraat 24
3972 LA  Driebergen
The Netherlands
Tel. +31 343 523863, +31 6 10054864
Fax +31 343 515611

Louis Bolk Institute, The Netherlands

Logo Louis Bolk Institute

The Louis Bolk Institute (LBI, Netherlands) is an independent scientific research institute offering advisory, research, and development services in the fields of organic and sustainable agriculture, nutrition and health care. It operates as a not-for-profit foundation. Its strength lies in its ability to integrate different disciplines, bringing together a broad range of researchers including soil, plant and animal scientists as well as physicians.

The Institute operates in the Netherlands and Europe and also has regional offices in Uganda and Ghana.

The Institute’s Department of Agriculture has a strong background in organic and sustainable farming systems development. Its expertise includes sustainable soil management, organic animal and plant breeding, agro-biodiversity and animal welfare. The department closely cooperates with Wageningen University and Research Centre, and with organic farmers in the Netherlands and elsewhere. The institute is and has been involved in many EU projects.


Website of the Louis Bolk Institute in Driebergen, The Netherlands