Introduction
Financing
Participation
of Organic projects

Mission statement

The need for organic supply chains increases as  consumption grows.

DID-IT wants to stimulate the organic supply by the kickstart, support and finance of projects to grow and produce with diversity for more quality organic agricultural products.

Current Projects

Project

Bee populations

Poppe Braam and Gerard van de Braak of De Valksche Hof have been working together for many years. They placed the first bee colonies on the industrial area of the Harselaar Barneveld. A complete novelty at that time. After the purchase of the office farm in Voorthuizen, a few beehives were installed on the DIT-IT site in early 2021. 5 colonies were placed, which immediately could take care of the fruit blossom pollination and also pollinated the sown buckwheat.
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Jersey Steers

Jersey steers are usually slaughtered 2 weeks after birth and used as non-organic dog feed as they are too small for conventional calf fattening. At DID-IT, organic Jersey steers are kept and fed with organic milk and hay and a specific herb mixture in an open stable with a lot of straw.
After three months they are fed organic roughage and go into the pasture. No antibiotics are used. They are castrated for safety reasons. After 20 – 24 months they will provide very tender and tasty organic meat of high quality and value.
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Symfonio

The SYMFONIO project supplies organic fonio from Burkina Faso and the Sahel region. The aim of SYMFONIO is, to provide farmers with enough yield for their own use and a surplus for export, through the production of nutritious crops.
The cultivation of fonio counteracts desertification and erosion and can even make desert soil fertile again.
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Lucky Bird

Geluksvogel (Lucky Bird) is a poultry farm concept in which the hens and roosters are kept  in movable carts, so-called chicken coops on wheels. The chicken cart is moved to a fresh piece of grass at least once a week so that soil life remains in optimal condition. The hens and roosters  are held on organic fields and fed with organic grass, herbs and feed. The cart is equipped with solar panels. The organic eggs are packed in recyclable cartons and sold in organic food shops. This is a complete natural egg-to-egg cycle.
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Biorganica

Out of a company for organic small farmers soya, BIORGANICA was born in 2007 to grow organic supply in the Parana state for local use and export. Not only organic but also FairTradeIBD certified to adjust social, environmental and economic needs and to make a connection between the farmers and producers. The main crops for export are soya, cassava and sugar. The farmers and producers are supported by organic and technical advice, and for export. For the local market there is support for organic product development.
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BIO-VEE

BIOVEE has been founded by organic farmers for organic farmers and is committed to organic breeding with organic livestock. Organic breeding is the selection and propagation of animals (organic cows, pigs, chickens and goats) in and for organic farming, with respect for animal welfare and animal integrity. Male animals deserve a life as well. Selected organic bulls are used for organic A.I.  and as organic studs. A special organic chicken race is bred, to provide organic eggs and meat.
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Project

Noorderlicht

Noorderlicht is a space in which organic experiments are made possible. There is a so-called Mancave where roosters are kept until they reach adulthood. A food forest is planned, and a flower  meadow where the roosters  and  hens can hide, as well as a natural plant wall, an organic vegetable garden and other experiments involving  youngsters, because they are the next generation to keep our planet healthy.

About us

CEO

Poppe Braam

Born and raised in Friesland, Poppe was already involved with organic farming and food during his student time in Groningen the Netherlands, and the first to start a certified organic chicken company.

At the same time he turned his eye to the world beyond and came into contact with international organic companies. After the required experience he started DO-IT, an international trading company in organic raw materials and consumer products based in Barneveld. The company is now one of the largest organic companies in the Netherlands. After more than 30 years of dedicated managing DO-IT, Poppe passed the baton at the end of 2020 to 2 entrepreneurs with a passion for organic agriculture and food.

Sitting still is not Poppe and now his work is continuing on the many challenges and questions posed to the sector of organic agriculture and food. DID-IT B.V. is the base for the resulting activities. Poppe and his team will be able to keep contributing towards the important transition of a sustainable, organic agriculture and food sector in the Netherlands and other countries. The European Green Deal also poses major challenges for the production and marketing of organic food.

News & Activities

Rooster Tasting
10/10/2021

For the project of the Dual Purpose Chicken, 5 old chicken breeds were selected. A group of 24 participants ate the rooster meat and chose the tastiest rooster for the dual purpose chicken in which roosters and hens continue to live.

Sasso roosters go outside
30/9/2021

The Sasso roosters can go outdoors and feel at home in the tasty grasslands.

Sasso roosters
5/9/2021

Roosters are selected from the Sasso chicks.
About 460 will grow up at DID-IT’s place.
First in the rooster cart where they get special food until they go into the meadow with fresh grass, herbs and insects..

Buckwheat threshing
2/9/2021

After harvesting, the first crop of buckwheat is threshed and stored in the barn to dry.

Speaking of chickens

With the same (double) purpose as the Sasso chickens, Hagewijders are hatched under the guidance of AviVet and other experts, all in and around the DID-IT farm.

Sasso dual purpose chickens August/2021

For the Lucky Bird project, eggs from Sasso hens are hatched at DID-IT. Together with AviVet's vets, research is set up for organic double-purpose chickens, hens for laying eggs and roosters for meat.

Bull dance
15/7/2021

The Jersey bull calves are allowed to go out into the pasture after their stay in the barn.They can now graze themselves and provide for their own food. The meadow is covered with herb-rich grass, very tasty.

Shutters ceremony
4/6/2021

Our painting team has restored and painted the shutters of the farm.A ceremony is planned where the team with Poppe and staff place the shutters making the farm complete again.

Sowing Fonio
12/5/2021

Sowing Fonio! As an experiment, it is not intended to replace our African fonio! Fonio grows in dry sandy soils with a subtropical climate.

Jersey steers
22/4/2021

The first group of Jersey steers are housed in the authentic barn. They are taking care of until they reach adulthood. First fed in the barn with milk and hay and around mid-July into the meadow.

Happy pigs
10/3/2021

Tooske and Baske arrive at the farm. Tooske is an elderly sow and Baske is a young pig who feels safe next to Tooske. First in the shed for a few days and then rooting outside in the ground.In due time in the forest garden?

Planting trees
10/03/2021

Trees are planted by Poppe and Willem.A fruit orchard with apples and pears that also provides shade for the chickens.

Lucky Bird on the farm
2/3/2021

A rooster cart has been placed with Brother roosters as a project of the Lucky Bird. The cart stands between the trees and bushes so that the roosters can hide from prey birds. They get fresh water and feed every day and forage outside all day long for grass and insects.

Bantam chickens
28/2/2021

Frisian bantam chickens provide eggs on the farm. Great for Felice's meals and fried eggs at lunchtime.

Reception area
winter/2021

Part of the barn has been converted into a multifunctional reception area.The space also serves as an office and canteen where Felice serves Italian lunches.

Moving day
28/12/2020

First day in our new office! In the farm located on the Voorthuizerweg in Nijkerk. We moved from the industrial area De Harselaar to the countryside in Nijkerk - Voorthuizen

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Voorthuizerweg 7
3862 PZ Nijkerk
‍The Netherlands

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