The ‘Small Farmers, Big Deal’ steering committee is a think tank and campaign accelerator. The group shares its vision, expertise and networks to drive the campaign forward, both in terms of advocacy and in making deals with agri-food businesses. Together, they form a melting pot of businesses, cooperatives, scientists, researchers and government figures. We are proud to present our supporters:

Dr. Ben Knapen

Member of the Senate of the Dutch Parliament

Dave Boselie

Deputy Director Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning at Gatsby Africa

Gerard Backx


Joris Lohman

Member Executive Committee Slow Food International

Kees Wantenaar

Director Agri-ProFocus

Krijn Poppe

Research Manager and Senior Economist LEI-Wageningen UR

Marije Klever

Young FrieslandCampina and dairy farmer

Markus Rediger

President of IFAJ

Peter Arts

Area Manager Africa Hendrix Genetics

Stijn Swinkels

Chief New Business Development Officer Bavaria

Walter de Boef

Senior Program Officer Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation