ABOUT US

The International Biocyclic Vegan Network

The International Biocyclic Vegan Network is a broad network of associations, private individuals, companies and institutions involved in agriculture, processing, trade and science, as well as organisations whose mission is to promote animal rights and a vegan way of life.

The objective of the International Biocyclic Vegan Network is to establish and promote a sustainable, closed loop and vegan oriented form of organic farming by introducing the biocyclic vegan principles in all areas of agriculture and food production. In this context, the protection of the environment, nature and climate as well as animal ethics, health and world nutrition without recourse to animal husbandry are of particular importance.

Through its member associations in various countries, the network advises growers on the conversion to biocyclic vegan farming and raises public awareness of the benefits of this form of cultivation. In addition, it participates in research projects on humus accumulation and sustainable soil fertility increase through the use of biocyclic humus soil on a purely plant-based basis.

NETWORK ORGANISATIONS

The Adolf Hoops Society

Biocyclic Vegan International

The Adolf Hoops Society (Adolf-Hoops-Gesellschaft mbH) is the editor of the Biocyclic Vegan Standard and the owner of the Biocyclic Vegan Quality Seal. It is a not-for-profit organisation which seeks to disseminate the biocyclic idea according to Adolf Hoops and Dr. agr. Johannes Eisenbach in the context of biocyclic vegan agriculture.

The Adolf Hoops Society is significantly involved in the further development of the Biocyclic Vegan Standard through the Standard Commission which is composed of renowned organisations and experts from different sectors such as ecology, agriculture, science, animal rights, certification, ethics and consumer advocacy.

It also constitutes the central coordination point for the International Biocyclic Vegan Network.

Agriculture Biocyclique Végétalienne

France

Réseau français Agriculture Biocyclique Végétalienne has been created as a division of the French association Vegan France Interpro whose goal is to support the economic development of vegan alternatives by carrying out referencing work for companies and services and by organising the promotion of innovations in this field. Since 2013, the association has been creating web platforms that allow companies to have a better visibility and facilitate their development and networking with distributors and consumers.

Förderkreis Biozyklisch-Veganer Anbau

Germany

Förderkreis Biozyklisch-Veganer Anbau, the German association for the promotion of biocyclic vegan agriculture, was founded by a group of stakeholders working in various contexts, such as organic farming, animal protection and animal rights, veganism, etc. as well as by individuals who are convinced of the need to develop this new approach towards a sustainable and ethical agriculture.

Panhellenic Biocyclic Vegan Network

Greece / Cyprus

The Panhellenic Biocyclic Vegan Network in Greece and Cyprus consists of a growing number of smallholder organic family farms, some of which have been operating organic farming in Greece and Cyprus for many years on the basis of the Biocyclic Guidelines according to Adolf Hoops and Dr. Johannes Eisenbach. They produce citrus fruits, grapes, kiwis, vegetables as well as olives and olive oil. In 2017 the first members of the Panhellenic Biocyclic Vegan Network became officially certified according to the Biocyclic Vegan Standard.

Netwerk ter bevordering van biocyclische-veganlandbouw

Netherlands / Belgium

The Netwerk ter bevordering van biocyclische-veganlandbouw in Nederland en Vlaanderen which was set up in Summer 2018 aims to raise awareness of biocyclic-vegan agriculture in the Netherlands and Flanders. It also seeks to promote the biocyclic vegan label on the market in order to guarantee consumers a permanent availability of biocyclic vegan products and at the same time provide them with total transparency from field to table. 

Biocyklisk vegansk odling

Sweden

Biocyklisk vegansk odling, founded in 2020, is a nonprofit organisation that aims to promote sustainable agriculture and the biocyclic-vegan principles in Sweden. The organisation has a focus on network building, knowledge creation and education, especially regarding the conditions of vegan organic farming in a northern climate, and is working to make biocyclic-vegan certification accessible to producers in Sweden.

Farmers for Stock-Free Farming

United Kingdom

Farmers For Stock-Free Farming (FFSFF) is a Scottish-based, grassroots group established to inspire and support farmers in the transition to animal-free agriculture. Whether through shifting to growing crops for human consumption, farming carbon capture through planting trees and restoring ecosystems, or by diversifying into a non-traditional agricultural enterprise, FFSFF presents the rationale, case-examples, and connections to support.

FFSFF advices farmers in the UK interested in adopting the Biocyclic Vegan Standard and helps them to prepare for certification.