Our in-house biologist Bart knows how to balance different needs and interests, and how to get stakeholders aligned on a strategy or program. As a NewForesight consultant, he has worked on many of our sector changing projects in coffee, cocoa, cotton and sugarcane.
Bart has mostly worked on strategy and program design, governance and business model development for a number of multi-stakeholder initiatives and standards such as CocoaAction, the 4C Association, Bonsucro, and the Indonesian Cocoa Sustainability Partnership. Currently, as Program Director for the Organic Cotton Accelerator, he drives the OCA farm-level interventions and seeds program in India, which is focused on improving the business case for organic cotton farmers. Read more about this here.
The delivery of the future strategy of the 4C Association, which led to the birth of the Global Coffee Platform, marked a new step forward for sustainability thinking in the coffee sector. In this visionary project, Bart’s practical work in standards and accreditation, as well as M&E systems and results frameworks, has played a crucial role in contributing towards tackling the tough sustainability challenges in this sector.
Bart holds an MSc with honors in Natural Resources Management and a BA with honors in Biology.
Contact Bart if you wish to learn more about practical solutions on the road to sustainability, or if you would like to learn about seeds and cotton farmers – especially with regards to creating farmer opportunities.