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.