DO-IT was founded in 1991 by Poppe Braam. Driven by a strong commitment to stimulate organic farming the company builds sustainable trade relations with farmers in developing countries and buyers in Europe. DO-IT works with suppliers in Asia, Africa and Latin America, from which it buys a wide range of products, from nuts, quinoa, dried fruit and sugar to rice and olive oil.
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Society consumes more natural resources than the earth can provide. This global overuse, driven by a short-term consumerist mindset, leads to natural resource depletion, such as declining soil fertility and a loss of biodiversity, and decreased resilience in the supply chains of food and other consumer products. These challenges call for a much-needed transition to sustainable production and consumption; a transition that DO-IT and Triodos Bank are both committed to.
Triodos Bank aims to accelerate the transition to more sustainable agricultural systems and consumption patterns by financing businesses, like DO-IT, across the supply chain that safeguard nature, promote fairness and transparency, improve livelihoods of farmers and encourage mindful consumption.
The long-term investment from Triodos Organic Growth Fund supports DO-IT in its ambition to increase organic products offering and improve the position of local farmers.