Henk Hobbelink

Coordinator Grain

Henk is an agronomist by training. In 1980 he worked with farmers in Peru in sustainable pest management, and later with Dutch and European NGOs, to call attention to the importance of agrobiodiversity in the future of agricultural activities. In 1990 he founded GRAIN together with Renée, and has for three decades been the driving force behind the organisation’s development as an international collective working with small farmers and social movements in their struggles for community control of biodiversity-based food systems. Henk is the coordinator of GRAIN, and as such is responsible for the general operation and funding of the organisation, as well as for research, for publications and for raising awareness.