Global Food Security Debate

Can organic agriculture feed the world? Is development aid outdated? Is hunger in the South due to excesive consumption in the west? Students of the course “Global Food Security” (YSD-50806) prepare propositions to (dis)agree with. You are  invited to join their disussion! date: December 1 time: 20:00 h place: canteen Leeuwenborgh entrance: free (please be in time!)

Regionale Boerenmarkt

Op dinsdag 15 november is op proefboerderij Droevendaal de Regionale Boerenmarkt. De Boerengroep organiseert deze markt samen met Stichting Otherwise en Wageningen Environmental Platform (WEP). Doel is om te laten zien hoeveel lekkers wordt geproduceerd in de directe omgeving. U vindt kraampjes met honing, kaas, vlees, melk en eieren, maar ook appels en perensap, groente, … Read more

Regional Market

Come and taste cheese, eggs, hamburgers, tea, vegetables, honey, wine, and more… All freshly produced from Wageningen soils! With presentations of innovative producer-consumer networks, an Eat-in, cook competition (win a prize with your dish with local ingredients!), life musicperformance of Skippickers, and “story harvesting”. Inspired by the French “fêtes du village”, with long candlelight tables … Read more

Food, Farmers and Forks

How to feed the world? A question that pops up everywhere. The answer seems to be sought in producing more kg’s of food globally. To reduce hunger however, we know that the challenges lie not so much in quantities of food, but rather in maldistribution. Otherwise, Ruw, and Boerengroep organise seven Tuesdays with alternative views and inspiring examples: … Read more

Chicken Excursion

On wednesday the 16th of November, we will organise a mini bike excursion to a research project that currently takes place at Unifarm/Droevendaalfarm, part of Wageningen University. The research is about how organic chickens grow on a diet that contains less (-30%) than the normal average feed intake of concentrate. This diet makes the chickens forage to … Read more

In de huid van een dier: film

Let op! Voorstelling van 20:30 is vol. Een tweede voorstelling wordt gedraaid om 22 uur Dieren kunnen niet praten. Toch denken wij allemaal wel eens aan een dier te kunnen zien of het zich goed voelt, verdrietig is of pijn lijdt.  Halal slachten willen we in Nederland verbieden omdat het vee meer zou lijden dan … Read more

Capita Selecta: Food crisis? Strategies to transform our food system

In collaboration with Petra Derkzen of the chairgroup Rural Sociology (RSO) the series Food Farmers and Forks can be followed as one of the learning activities in Capita Selecta course under the code RSO 51303 ‘Agricultural and Rural Innovation Processes’. The Food Farmer Fork lecture series together with the book: Food movements Unite! Strategies to … Read more

wanted: reporter

The organisation of the series Food Farmers and Forks is looking for volunteers to make short reports (1/2 to 1 A4) en photos reports of the evenings in the series. Are you joining one or more of Food Farmers and Forks and would you like to see your pictures and story at our websites? Please let … Read more

Urban Agriculture – October 20

Prof. Dr. A. vd Valk will share inspiring examples of urban agriculture he saw in New York and two Landscape Architecture and Planning students will share the most exiting parts of their MSc thesis work on urban agriculture. Date: October 20 Time: 19:30 Place: lecture room LA13

Excursion Hemmen – October 8

Join us on a regional biketour with farm visits! We leave by bike from the Boerengroep building, from where we cycle across the river Rhine to the Betuwe area. We will visit three organic farms: a dairy farm, an arable farm, and a vegetable farm. After that we have lunch at a local restaurant and organic supermarket … Read more