Building bridges in support of the organic and sustainable movement


Dasht is a public benefit (ANBI) organisation.

Our vision

To alleviate environmental and social issues by inspiring local communities, and providing them with solutions. To bring awareness on how to save soil by sustainable land and water usage.

To draw down atmospheric carbon dioxide and boost biodiversity through the planting of trees while engaging local youth.

Our mission

To provide information to people and schools in remote areas through our own experts, through educational materials, and through associated European advisory organisations. Our local offices provide a direct point of contact, and monitor projects to be able to follow up where needed.

We contribute to improving global sustainability by planting trees, drawing down atmospheric carbon dioxide, engaging local communities, bringing awareness and education along with biodiversity to remote regions of our planet.

Our Current Projects

Dasht is open for new projects and is currently working on the following:


Educate, Encourage & Empower the Farmers

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Harvesting Water from Air

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We plant trees in Greenland

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Our team

Faezeh M. Nick

Founding director

“I have studied glaciers and climate for over 15 years. One day, while travelling through the countryside of my motherland Iran, farmers asked me questions on sustainability, like how they could increase their yields without using agrochemicals. Realising my capacity to access knowledge for others, I became motivated to help the farmers where needed: the Dasht Foundation was born. Then soon we added goals in the spirit of sustainability, such as harvesting drinking water from air in arid areas, and down-drawing atmospheric CO2 by planting trees.”

Jason Box


Eva van Dijk

Intern, Land & Water management

Arefeh Riahi

Creative director










Sharon Groenwold

Intern, Farmers Training Program Organic agriculture

Dirk van As

Climate advisor

“After many years in climate science, I decided to take matters into my own hands by counteracting the damage being done to our planet by humans. I am passionate about planting trees, to draw down atmospheric carbon, but also to clean the air, boost biodiversity and make barren land habitable again. Being a meteorologist, I like working with instrumentation that teaches us about the climate, or that taps into atmospheric resources such as its clean water supply.”


Sina M. Nick

Intern, Environmental Engineer

Board Members

Elly Hilgeman

Professional Advisor


Bamshad Houshyani

International Sustainablity Advisor


Michiel Helsen

Climate scientist


Our Partners

Contact Us

Tolsteegplantsoen 2-III 3523AA Utrecht, The Netherlands

+31 645645289