Who are we?
Stichting Boerengroep (Peasant Foundation) is a student foundation at Wageningen University that aims to connect the university (students, research, education) with the reality and challenges of farmers in the Netherlands and worldwide. In this way we fight for social, just and sustainable food production. We do this by bringing students into the fields and farmers into lecture rooms at the university.
24/06/2020 @ 19:30 – 21:00 – For the fourth year in a row, this summer promises to be a very dry one. More intense and frequent droughts are thought to be one of the most immediate consequences of climate change. But it is not a new problem. Farmers in the Netherlands have had problems with drought ever since the 70s. Drought […]
27/05/2020 @ 20:00 – 21:30 – “An ecovillage is an intentional, traditional or urban community that is consciously designed through locally owned participatory processes in all four dimensions of sustainability (social, culture, ecology and economy) to regenerate social and natural environments” (Global Ecovillage Network). But what does this mean in practice? Can ecovillages provide us with a sustainable alternative for the […]
12/05/2020 @ 19:30 – 21:00 – 𝟏𝟐𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐌𝐚𝐲, 𝟏𝟗:𝟑𝟎 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞: 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭. 𝐓𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐛𝐲 𝐍𝐢𝐞𝐤 𝐏𝐞𝐩𝐞𝐥𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧. Zoom link: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89462296521 Meeting ID: 894 6229 6521 It has been known for a while that our global phosphorous reserves are diminishing due to an increasing demand of the nutrient […]
This is the recording of our Boerengroep event “Agriculture in the face of drought”, which took place on the 24rd of June 2020. This event deals with the drought in…
What is your name? Maarten de Graaff Where are you from? I’m from the Netherlands. Do you have a farming background? Not at all. I come from the Randstad. What…
On the 3d of June, we had a webinar about seed saving. The goal of this meeting was to exchange on the topic but also to explore the idea of…