looking for a research topic?

Are you looking for a topic for you thesis (msc, hbo, small, large) or internship (official internship for your studies or a self-arranged-informal-one just to get workig experience in the field): check out these vacancies at Ecolonie farm in France! Topics: Vegetables: – Seed production, also for others – Effective Microorganisms, EM – Homemade preparations – … Read more

Food,Farmers&Forks Rainbow Dinner

Join us for an evening of deliciously colorful food, delightful conversation and a film.  Please bring a dish of a specific color. (remember to bring your own plate & utensils) For example you could make:  Red-beet soup or salad or anything tomatoey Orange-Pumpkin pie or a large box of clementines Yellow-Squash soup Green-uhhhh the possibilities … Read more

The Future of the EU farmer

a report of Boerengroep activity of last Tuesday Dec 6, written by Klarien Klingen  Henk van Zeijts (PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency) presented very clearly the main concepts of the CAP and the proposed changes. The most important proposed changes are: linking 30% of the direct payments to “green” conditions and redistribution the EU budget … Read more

Agri-food commodity chains

resist or embrace? A step forward in development of small scale farmers is often assumed to be more market involvement. However, being more dependant on global commodity chains for revenues as well as for farm inputs, has its downsides too… With speakers of the Centre for Learning on Sustainable Development ILEA, the Interchurch Organisation for Development Cooperation … Read more