Luc Groot (1981) has been a business advisor at Agriterra since June 1, 2014 till February 1, 2019.
He was particularly active in Asia, where he advised, trained and assisted farmers’ organisations in member engagement, policy research, policy proposals and strategic lobbying.
From February 2019 Luc Groot is the new Agriterra Market Developer. He joins Willemijn Blokland to increase our impact worldwide by winning tenders, writing proposals and expand our relationships with donors, private sector and financiers.
Luc comes from a family of butchers, and at a young age he developed his great commitment to medium-sized companies and farmers. He studied Policy and Governance in International Relations, which was good preparation for his career. For three years he worked as an Agriculture and Finance policy officer for the CDA in the European Parliament. It was there that he developed the basis of his knowledge of international policy developments in the field of agriculture.
He uses his extensive network built up in the agricultural sector and uses his own experience as an expert in advocacy. Luc Groot specialises in European agricultural policy and international policy developments in agriculture and horticulture. He combines his social skills with knowledge of policy and farmers’ organisations.
Before he came to Agriterra Luc worked as the head of the Brussels office for the agricultural organisation LTO Netherlands, which represents 35,000 farmers and horticulturalists. Here he further developed his creativity and independence. He coordinated the advocacy for Brussels' interests at the European Union for LTO Netherlands. He knows how to bring together policymakers, farming organisation managers and politicians.