Category Archives: Grassroots Science

Agroecology in the Netherlands

Is there a movement? Agroecology offers a new perspective on the organisation and management of food systems, natural resources and their connection with society. While the concept is in a continuous state ofdevelopment it has strong practical and scientific expressions … Continue reading

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Farm Experience Summer Course

Agroecology in practice .. .. .. Dear Student, Would you like to experience the daily reality of farming and do you want to deepen your practice with participatory methods, agroecology, permaculture, and more? The Farm Experience Internship offers all this … Continue reading

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Grassrootsscience Workshop: designing together

Project EAT is about to be presented to all of us. This evening gives you insight in how designing can be done in a participatory manner. with: Jean-Yves Duriaux Chavarria – intern at EAT Fiona Morris – landscape architect and … Continue reading

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Earthships and Ecovillages in the Netherlands

The world’s first “Earthship district” is currently constructed in the Netherlands. The earthship concept is a prime example of environmentally friendly and sustainable building and living. All environmental aspects are taken into consideration in this innovative yet simple (low tech) … Continue reading

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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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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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Loesje Poster Workshop

Food4All is the theme of University’s coming anniversary. But how does WageningenUR relate to providing 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. These posters … Continue reading

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Reclaim the Seeds

Agrobiodiversity, food production and farmer rights are at stake! Farmers are losing control over plant breeding and seed production. The expansion of patent laws driven by multinational corporations such as Monsanto further threaten this. This does not only mean farmers … Continue reading

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