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Rikolto Belgium
Rikolto Belgium


Rikolto is an international NGO building bridges of trust and trade, between the food industry, governments, research institutions, banks and farmer organisations around this one central question: “What will we eat tomorrow?”. We plant and harvest new solutions, making the food system more transparent, so consumers are able to make a sustainable choice. 

Competences & Capabilities

  • Inclusive Business models
  • Multi-stakeholder facilitation
  • Short-chain distribution platforms
  • Food strategies for cities
  • Consumer empowerment
  • Agrifood entrepreneurship & innovation
  • Healthy and sustainable food at schools
Rikolto Belgium

Blijde Inkomststraat 50, 3000 Leuven, Belgium


Erik Devogelaere, Finance Manager
+32 496 169 160

Partner in the following EIT Food projects

Rikolto Belgium

Robin Food

Robin Food includes vulnerable groups in the revalorisation of extra leftovers in the food chain.

Rikolto Belgium

Robin Food: Covid-19 Response to Food Waste

Robin Food transforms surplus vegetables into soups for social grocery stores and food aid. The vegetables are sourced from regional producers and REO-auction who faced difficulties selling their products during the corona crisis.

Rikolto Belgium

EcoFoodMap Leuven: mapping the food system in and around Leuven

The Eco food map of Leuven is a user-friendly digital food system mapping tool that will allow a thorough understanding of the complexity of the food system in and around Leuven.

Rikolto Belgium
Public Engagement

EIT FoodScienceClass

The EIT FoodScienceClass aims to bring students closer to food systems by helping them understand the role of food production and technology in food safety and security.

Rikolto Belgium


To create smarter and simpler food value chains across Europe we need to develop both infrastructure and capacity which stimulate and supports
innovation and entrepreneurship.

Rikolto Belgium

MAKE-IT! An infrastructure to hack simpler and smarter food value chains 2020

Creating smarter and simpler food value chains across Europe requires an infrastructure and capacity to stimulate and support innovation and entrepreneurship.

Rikolto Belgium

WeValueFood 2020

WeValueFood (2-year project) has educated, engaged and advanced the young Europeans’ knowledge of and appreciation of food, thereby empowering the next generations to make the best choices about the food that they eat.