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.

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Upcoming events

Agriculture in the face of drought

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 […]

Ecovillages – a sustainable alternative?

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 […]

The phosphorous crisis: an alternative look from the forest

12/05/2020 @ 19:30 – 21:00 – šŸšŸš­š” šØšŸ šŒššš², šŸšŸ—:šŸ‘šŸŽ š“š”šž š©š”šØš¬š©š”šØš«šØš®š¬ šœš«š¢š¬š¢š¬ š¢š§ ššš š«š¢šœš®š„š­š®š«šž: ššš§ ššš„š­šžš«š§ššš­š¢šÆšž š„šØšØš¤ šŸš«šØš¦ š­š”šž šŸšØš«šžš¬š­. š“ššš„š¤ š›š² šš¢šžš¤ ššžš©šžš„š¬ šŸšØš„š„šØš°šžš š›š² šš¢š¬šœš®š¬š¬š¢šØš§. 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 […]

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