GFN Members taking Ukrainian farmers’ plea to German Parliament


Two members of the Global Farmer Network—Kees Huizinga, Ukraine and Marcus Holtkoetter, Germany—met in Düsseldorf to explain the plight of Ukrainian farmers to members of the German Parliament. Their message:  food security is being reduced as consequences of the war in Ukraine; Farmers need decisions now so crops can be planted.

Kornelis Kees Huizinga

Kornelis Kees Huizinga

Kornelis 'Kees' Huizinga has farmed in central Ukraine for 20 years, growing onions, carrots, wheat, barley, canola, sugar beet, corn, sunflowers and navy beans. They also have a modern dairy farm. Kees is a member of the Global Farmer Network.  In 2022, Kees received the GFN Kleckner Global Farm Leader Award.

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