Reclaiming New Peasantries’ Rights – a report from the Global Peasant Rights Congress

From March 7-11, 2017 the Global Peasants Rights Congress took place in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany. Federico Andreotti, MSc-student Organic Agriculture of Wageningen University, participated in the event. Federico made the video report and wrote the blog below about the event with support from the ‘Boerengroep‘ (Peasant Foundation). Continue reading

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Lang leve de Biodiversiteit

Reclaim the Seeds Action

Op Zaterdag 4 maart 2017 was het weer zover: de jaarlijkse Reclaim the Seeds markt – deze keer gehouden in Nijmegen. De belangstelling voor de landelijke zadenmarkt en zadenruilbeurs Reclaim the Seeds groeit elk jaar, net als de aandacht voor voedsel, klimaat, duurzaamheid en de negatieve effecten van industriële landbouw. Continue reading

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March: Spring excursions to Dairy farms

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Between 1950 and 2016, the Netherlands has lost six out of seven farms. Meanwhile, the amount of land and animals per farm is increasing. Join Boerengroep for three wonderful trips to the Dutch countryside, discovering striking stories from the field..

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Reclaim the Seeds 2017

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It’s time again for the biggest seed swap of the Netherlands! This year, Reclaim the Seeds will take place on the 4th of March in De Vasim in Nijmegen.  Continue reading

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Sustainable soil management & healthy food

carrots growing in the soil, shalow DOF

How does soil management affect the quality of the soil? What could be the indirect effects on the quality of our food? What if good soil management one day could eliminate the need for medicins? On the 9th of February, the symposium ‘Sustainable soil management & healthy food’, organised by  Down2Earth and the Centre for Soil Ecology NIOO/WUR, took place at Wageningen UR to discuss such questions. BY: SANNE VAN LEEUWEN.

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In conversation with Jan Douwe van der Ploeg #2: Peasant agriculture and a message to students and social movements

Jan Douwe van der Ploeg has a message to the students and to the social movements: Continue reading

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7-10 March: International Congress Global Peasants’ Rights

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From 7-10 March, Via Campesina, FIAN and “Haus der Bauern” will host an international Congress of Global Peasants’ Rights in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany. There will be peasants, small scale producers, rural workers, and other people working in rural areas as well as other international organisations and numerous stakeholders present. Continue reading

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Our Right to Life

WAR forces people to leave their lands, their homes, their livelihoods.
Yet, many of us resist, because we love our land, our water, our way of life.
We resist, because we strongly believe the rights to use and manage lands,
territories, waters, seeds, livestock and biodiversity are
in the hands of those of us who produce food.

Suleiman Hammad, Palestinian farmer, was brutally killed for believing this, for resisting the occupation of his land.

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Duurzame Landbouw als wetenschap, praktijk en sociale beweging

Agroecologie

Boekje ‘Het Echte Werk’. Download pdf hier

De term agroecologie, komt van twee wetenschappelijke disciplines: agronomy en ecology. Agronomie, of landbouwkunde, is de wetenschap met betrekking tot het verbeteren van de landbouw. Ecologie bestudeert de dynamiek van ecosystemen. De combinatie – agroecologie – betekent dus het observeren en leren van ecosystemen, het samenwerken met de natuur, om zo voedsel en andere landbouwproducten te produceren op een daadwerkelijk duurzame manier. Lokaal, met de natuur en de seizoenen mee, en een zo veel mogelijk gesloten kringloop (korte keten). Continue reading

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2 febr: Algemeen Overleg Biotechnologie

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Vandaag vindt het Algemeen Overleg Biotechnologie plaats. Nina Holland (Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)), schreef een brief aan de Kamer om enkele punten onder de aandacht te brengen: Continue reading

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