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.
09/12/2019 @ 19:00 – 21:00 – Come join us for an evening where we will look into the position of female farmers around the globe! Together with ActionAid we will talk about the obstacles female farmers face regarding land rights in Southern countries. In most African countries women are responsible for more than 80% of the small scale farming, but land […]
06/12/2019 @ 12:30 – 13:30 – On the 6th of December, Wageningen University welcomes the king of the Netherlands to open the new research center of Unilever on the campus. After Friesland Campina, the WUR now has another close partner in the business world that has it’s own building between the education and research buildings. As critical student organizations, Otherwise and […]
07/12/2019 @ 11:00 – 17:00 – On our last excursion of the year, and after a tumultuous season of farmers’ protests, Boerengroep will take you to a farmer who did not feel to join these protests. He is stongly opinionated on matters such as nature inclusive farming and the nitrogen issue and he runs a highly mixed, organic, circular farm to […]
The farmers’ protests in October inspired us to organize a series of two events to reflect on the currently highly contested agricultural policies in the Netherlands. On November the 20th…
Do you want to be involved with Boerengroep, help to connect students and farmers and give voice to alternative, sustainable ways of farming? Are you, above that, a communication wizard…
The first weekend of November, we went on a bike excursion to the Ommuurde Tuin in Renkum. Some of us had seen this market garden in other seasons, but there…