Monthly Archives: March 2013

System of Rice Intensification

Deemed impossible by researchers, farmers in many countries are significantly increasing the yields of rice while at the same time using less water and resources. The System of Rice Intensification, first developed in Madagascar, is now practiced by millions of … Continue reading

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Breeding on-the-ground

successful farmer-scientist co-operation Innovation from the field: farmer Niek Vos wanted to develop a potato resistant to Phytophtera. After years of efforts of him and his son, working together a.o. with scientist Edith Lammerts van Bueren they managed: Bionica! Together … Continue reading

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Make Agroecology work!

Grassroots Science Workshop This workshop is a follow up on the brainstorm session of the day before (Agroecology initiatives and the Netherlands), although you are also welcome if you didn’t manage come to that session. In an interactive manner, working groups will elaborate … Continue reading

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Regional Market Bennekom

Regional Market organised by Agrarian Nature Association “Binnenveld”, which is a farmers network between Bennekom, Veenendaal, and Wageningen. When: March 23 from 11 to 16h Where: Rijnsteeg 14 in Bennekom More info: can be found here (in dutch)  

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Down to Earth overleg

Een gezonde bodem is van levensbelang voor ons allemaal. Mee eens? Kom naar onze bijeenkomst op de Eemlandhoeve, op 23 maart! Down2Earth.nu is een initiatief van burgers die het belang van een gezonde bodem in Nederland weer krachtig op de … Continue reading

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Fruit Tree Nursery Work Experience

Spring is approaching in big leaps and screams for you to get outside. Are you interested in farming and would like to get to know and organic fruit tree nursery? We will visit Floris Natuurlijke Bomen (Floris’ natural trees) near … Continue reading

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Agroecology initiatives and the Netherlands

Grassroots Science Brainstorm Session Always wanted to know what agroecology really is? What it can mean for you? If it can be of any use for the European context? Get inspired by existing agroecology initiatives, that are happening in Brazil, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Wageningen UR

Food4All is the theme of University’s coming anniversary. But how does WageningenUR relate to providing healthy food for all? To raise some discussion about this topic, and to encourage a critical academic attitude towards it, we organise a Loesje poster-creating workshop, and … Continue reading

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Agroecology

Live examples from Brazil and the Netherlands … … Should answers to health risks and environmental problems in agriculture be sought in technological innovations? Or can solutions maybe be found in a more close cooperation with nature and ecological principles? … Continue reading

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