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What our clients think of us


Jan Velema
Vitalis Organic Seeds

"The beauty of the Louis Bolk Institute is their practical and tangible contribution to the development of the organic sector. They are able to bring together farmers, businesses and governmental organisations, and really make them work together. As an international company we are also pleased that the Louis Bolk Institute now operates internationally." Read more

Urs Niggli
Director Research Institute FiBL, Switzerland

"The Louis Bolk Institute constantly re-invents, re-designs and improves organic farming thanks to its research and advisory activities. They have an ability to translate abstract concepts and research results into practical solutions. They even offer now international advice.This pro-active and flexible approach is important in a sector that needs innovative support in order to grow." Read more

Alex Spieker
Dutch Poultry Breeders Association NOP

"The Louis Bolk Institute has succeeded in developing practical and feasible methods for animal-friendly poultry production. They really think along with their clients and understand what's important for them. They have broadened their horizon to 'conventional' agriculture, which strengthens their position as a research institute." Read more

Marion Plagge
Natuurmonumenten (Dutch society for the preservation of natural heritage)

"We really like working with the Louis Bolk Institute. Why? Because their researchers and advisors combine subject matter expertise with practical experience. It is impressive to see how they are able to combine content-driven research with a practical ability to balance different stakeholder interests." Read more

Margreet Hofstede
Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation

"The Louis Bolk Institute's broad expertise in areas such as soil fertility, plant breeding, human health and animal welfare is unique. I find it refreshing that they tell a different tale, that they have the guts to do research in a fundamentally different way." Read more

Hans Nijnens
Weleda

"I consider the Louis Bolk Institute a real business partner for Weleda. Their broad view on health and their research methodology have persuaded me. Their systems approach to medicine ensures that they always view the efficacy of treatments in the context of overall health promotion for the patient." Read more

Frank Wijnands
Wageningen University and Research Centre WUR

"The people of the Louis Bolk Institute know what is going on in the world of agricultural development, and know what farmers want and need. Their work is ambitious and often ground-breaking, for example in poultry and cattle farming. Their expertise on soil management also contributes to a more sustainable agriculture." Read more

Ina Eleveld
goat farmer

"The Louis Bolk Institute has a clear focus on the needs of organic farmers. They organize farm visits and demonstrations, allow us to tap into their knowledge network, and so on. It is good to have a single organisation that can help you with all your questions related to organic agriculture." Read more

Tobias Bandel
Soil and More

"I closely work with the Agro Eco-Louis Bolk Institute in a Soil and Climate project. They have a lot of expertise in soil fertility and breeding. Moreover, they are target driven and have an open and flexible attitude towards clients. I easily recommend them to others!"  Read more

Fons Verbeek
organic greenhouse grower

"The Louis Bolk Institute is an excellent training partner for organic greenhouse growers. Thanks to their specific expertise on organic agriculture, their approach to research is both broader and deeper compared to other parties." Read more

Nand De Herdt
Echamp, Brussels

"As far as I can tell, no other institute can rival the Louis Bolk's experience with complementary medicine research. The way in which they organize their clinical studies is highly effective - both in terms of subject matter expertise and project management they are an excellent partner."  Read more

Xander Meijer
Natudis/Wessanen

"For Natudis/Wessanen the Louis Bolk is a very important institute. The results of their independent scientific studies on the health effects of organic products enable us to better advise our customers."  Read more

Ines von Rosenstiel
Slotervaart Hospital

"As you can expect from an independent scientific institute, the Louis Bolk is not afraid to think outside the box. I also greatly appreciate their effective communication, which includes useful feedback and regular progress updates on their clinical trials." Read more

Martine Busch
Van Praag Institute

"As an institute for Integrative Medicine, we attach great importance to ensuring that our healthcare products and training courses are 'evidence-based'. We like working with the Louis Bolk Institute because of their subject matter expertise and strong research methodology. Their combined expertise in nutrition, health care and sustainability gives them a unique position." Read more

Ismail Awil
Oxfam Novib

"Agro Eco-Louis Bolk Institute has turned out to be an excellent project partner, owing to their expertise in the Netherlands and their successful collaboration with GOAN in Ghana. They've shown that they really think along with us, the donor organization." Read more

Bernadette Krom
VSM Geneesmiddelen

"Clinical research on complementary and alternative medicine absolutely requires independent expertise and this can be found at the Louis Bolk Institute. We've been working together since 2008, and I've always been very pleased with their useful feedback, broad outlook, and easy interaction." Read more