15 June: Strengthening Farmer-led Seed Systems

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Farmers, especially women, have been the custodians of the world’s biodiversity through saving, using, exchanging and selling seed and propagating material. The rights of farmers to do this are a core component of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources, as well as their right to participate in decision making and in the sharing of benefits arising from the use of plant genetic resources. However, only a small number of governments have established effective farmer-centred measures for the implementation of access and benefit sharing of genetic resources. Yet, there are various examples of successful farmer-led initiatives, some of which happen through a collaboration between researchers and farmers. What are the lessons on effective access and benefit sharing for family farmers?

In a panel discussion, some of the most innovative experiences will be presented and experts will share their perspectives. A special edition of Farming Matters on this topic will be launched and made available to all participants.

Speakers:
Edith Lammerts van Bueren (Louis Bolk Instituut)
Niek Vos (Farmer breeder)
Ronnie Vernooy (Bioversity International)
Chris Kik (tbc, CGN)
Video message from Vanaja Ramprasad (Green Foundation, India)

Moderator: Robin Pistorius

Organised by:
ILEIA, Boerengroep, Louis Bolk
Instituut, Bioversity International

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21 June: Excursion to Monsanto

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Do you want to know what is happening inside the doors of Monsanto? We are most happy to announce that Monsanto Wageningen is opening its doors for Boerengroep…. Want to join us for a tour and a discussion afterwards, you can sign up here: http://goo.gl/forms/0mXzytBdcz6dRHcc2

 

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June Grassroot Science: Palm Oil

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28 May: DIY – Workshop how to slaughter a chicken

 

poster chicken workshopFor all of you who like to eat meat in an animal friendly way, one of the best options is to keep animals yourself and … slaughter them yourself. In this workshop we will teach you how to slaughter a chicken. The chickens are ‘organic’ (they had a wonderful time outside and have been fed with organic food). For €10,- you can follow the workshop and you can bring the chicken home for a nice local and animal friendly meal!

Date: 28 May
Time: 10:00-13:00
Costs: € 10,- (includes the chicken)
Place: Droevendaal, Common Barrack
(Note: there’s limited place available, full=full)

Sign up via: roosgeit@hotmail.com

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28 May: Festival – Long Live the Local Economy

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/ CITY COLLEGES / MURGA / TTIP-ALARM / GRASSMOAWER / FOOD / TTIP READING LOUNGE / EURRIJN AWARDS / NACHTDIER & LOCALLY BREWED BEERS! /
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14 May: Chicken Excursion

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Its time for EGGS. They are everywhere: in our cookies, cakes, dishes and a nice omelet in the morning. But where do they come from exactly? Join us this Saturday on our one and only Chicken Excursion!

We will visit a ‘Rondeel’ farm, a concept of keeping chickens in a very special way. This concept was developed by the Wageningen University. The other layerpoultry farm is organic, so we can discover the differences in the way the chickens are kept. We will spent around 1.5 hours on each farm, during which the farmer will tell about his practices and reasons. You can find more information about the Rondeel farm here (in Dutch) http://www.rondeeleieren.nl/. ​

We will depart 8:30 in the morning, at the parking place in front of the Radix Building.

Don’t forget to bring your own lunch.

Costs are 6 Eur for students and 10 Eur for non-students (this includes transport to the two farms)

Sign up via the google form

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Workshop Dragon Dreaming with Dr. Felipe Simas

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Dragon Dreaming – how to run outrageously successful projects

Consensual participatory strategic planning for projects and organisations in the field of Ecologically Sustainable Community Economic Development. Inspired in Australia’s aboriginal people, the latest scientific discoveries, Living Systems Theory, and Deep Ecology.

 

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22 April, 14h00 Demonstration Den Haag

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25 April: Agroecology: bridging science, practice, movement

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On the 25th of April the Wageningen University will host the event “AGROECOLOGY – bridging science, practice, movement. With key speakers Pablo Tittonell and Irene Maria Cardoso. Moreover there will be dance, local food, music and much more!

AGROECOLOGY – bridging science, practice, movement

Date: Monday 25th April

Location: room C64, Leeuwenborch (Hollandseweg 1, Wageningen)

Program:
18:00-19:20 Market, Food, Murga
19:20: opening by Elske Hageraats and Heitor Teixeira
19:30 – 20:30  key speakers:
 – prof. Irene Cardoso, vice-president of the Brazilian Agroecology Association (ABA), Soil Scientist at The Federal University of Viçosa (UFV)
– farmer Menno Houtstra, developed the ‘KasKantine’, an urban farm kitchen in Amsterdam.
 – prof. Pablo Tittonell, national coordinator of the Natural Resources and Environment Program of INTA, Argentina’s agricultural research organization. He is former chair Professor of the group Farming Systems Ecology of Wageningen University, the Netherlands
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20:45-21:30 Interactive discussion: questions and what is needed to strengthen the movement?
21:30-22:30 drinks, Bolivariana Beers, celebration

Stands:
Would you like to reserve a stand at the market? Sign up via st.boerengroep@wur.nl with topic ‘Agroecology Market’. Please note that this is not a big market like Reclaim the Seeds or Voedsel Anders and that we give priority to local farmers and gardeners. There is no electricity available

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Feel free to share the event and spread the Poster. Let’s make it a big movement all together!

Live Streaming:
For those who are not able to participate in the event, you can follow it here: http://wurtv.wur.nl/p2gplayer/Player.aspx?id=dZGT04  (NOTE: starting at 01:10:00)

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Refugee status holders welcome in Ommuurde Tuin

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Together with ‘Welkom in Wageningen’ and the Ommuurde Tuin, the Boerengroep started a project where refugees and status holders can join on a weekly basis to work along in organic garden de Ommuurde Tuin. Interns from the Warmonderhof (BioDynamic education) will help them along and show them around.

Participants can subscribe via: st.boerengroep@wur.nl
See also the website of Welkom in Wageningen for more initiatives. Continue reading

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