Farmer’s Tales: How can we feed the world?

  This June we’re re-initiating the Farmer’s Tales! We hope to continue with this next academic year and make it a bi-weekly thing. On the 6th of June, the first edition of the year will be about a small-scale farmer’s perspective on the world food problematic. From 12:30-13:30 in Impulse! We’re very happy to invite … Read more

Vacancy: Volunteer

Volunteer Boerengroep You can always join us as a volunteer! Are you a students at the WUR and would like to be involved in the Boerengroep, organizing trips to farms and gardens, work along on the field for hands-on experience, set up our yearly summer course on agroecology in practice? Or are you more an … Read more

The Climate March in Amsterdam

More or less 40 000 climate demonstrators joined in Amsterdam on the 10th of March to protest the weak climate policy. They consisted mostly of that part of the population that is inexperienced with demonstrations, or for whom it has been a while since their last protest. But all of them worry about climate change … Read more

Recap Reclaim the Seeds 2019!

  After months of planning, Reclaim the Seeds, Wageningen Edition, took place on the 30th of March. It was a bright, sunny day, putting everyone in a summer mood, and making it a perfect day to celebrate agro-biodiversity, sustainable food production and to reclaim our right to freely swap and share unpatented, GMO-free seeds! The … Read more

Looking back at Akkervarkens Excurison

Summary – excursion to Akkervarkens farm Summary – excursion to Akkervarkensarm On 26th January, Boerengroep organized an excursion to the farm Akkervarkens (Field pigs in English) in Walthermond in Drenthe region, for a group of 11 people. The goal was to visit a pig farm with an innovative, more animal- and environmental-friendly way of raising … Read more

Boerengroep is looking for a new coordinator

Dear all, The contract of Patricia, the coordinator of Boerengroep, is coming to an end the 1st of May 2019, so we are looking for someone else to take over. We are looking for someone who is fluent in Dutch, as they will be dealing with external (Dutch) parties, farmers and things such as taxes … Read more

Looking back on 2018

Past year the theme which linked most of our activities was ‘Agroecology as a science, practice and movement!’ Our yearly organised Farm Experience Internships, which is focused on agroecology in practice, and attending a big agroecology conference in 2017 inspired us to explore this concept more. Agroecology has an overarching meaning; covering many agricultural practices, … Read more

2019 – Exploring options for more circularity in farming

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KICKOFF Of THE CIRCULAR FARMING PLATFORM
18th January 12:30 – 13:30 @ Implulse, WUR Campus

On behalf of the Boerengroep team, I wish all of you an amazing 2019. We are looking forward to a year full of inspiring meetings and dialogues with students, farmers and other random creatures AND to organising events that facilitate those interactions. This year, we like to encourage you to cut throught the (scientific) silos, move beyond your personal boundaries and increasingly shift linear thinking to circular! Hereby, we like to invite you to join us for the Kick-off of the Circular Farming Platform during lunch on the 18th of January!

Circular agriculture is the future. Our minister of agriculture – Carola Schouten – has declared her vision “The Netherlands front runner in circular agriculture’’. Our executive board president Louise Fresco has recently announced a paradigm shift in agricultural science from improvement of productivity towards improvement of circularity. What is the next step to these beautiful ideas? How can we integrate circularity thinking into WUR education? Boerengroep has decided to take this topic of circular farming as it’s year theme! We will follow the developments and participate in this disucussion lively!

Join the kick-off of the Circular Farming Platform and see how you can contribute to the conversation!

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