Who we are

Cultivate! is an international collective that catalyses the transition to healthy food and farming rooted in agroecology.

The name Cultivate! was inspired by our vision of food system transformation for healthy societies. We envision a world where biodiversity, a rich culture, fertile land and healthy communities are cultivated when we grow, process, purchase and eat food. All over the world, people are currently cultivating the conditions for this transformation, and as we are seeking to contribute to this movement, our name is a call to action: Cultivate!

Cultivate! has grown out of ILEIA, a learning centre that shared knowledge on family farming for over 30 years.

The people at Cultivate! come from diverse countries and backgrounds. We have years of experience in action research, systematisation of grounded practices, facilitation of learning processes with farmers and others, strategic planning and evaluation, participatory video and other communications. We are based in different parts of the world and we can work in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch and German.

Below, you can learn more about us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Leonardo van den Berg
Janneke Bruil
Georges Félix
Georges Félix
Margriet Goris
Margriet Goris
Jessica Milgroom
Jessica Milgroom
Diana Quiroz
Diana Quiroz