Hans von Essen

Hans von Essen

Member of the Board

Proponent of holistic systems thinking around food: agronomist, CEO of BERAS International and Senior Adviser Food Systems – Ecological Regenerative Agriculture.

“A farm that is truly regenerative produces food from sunlight, air, water, and minerals released from the living soil. It is also a carbon trap and supports biodiversity. Such farms can very well feed the world!” …if we renew food habits and build local and regional food systems. The current global system involves absurd transports of heavy stuff and creates ecological imbalance and anonymity. One key to the required transformation is education, which is why Hans created the course Diet for a Green Planet – Managing Transformation in the Food System – now offered online at Novia University of Applied Sciences.

Podcast interview by Amit Paul.