About palm oil

written by Romy van der Made You might have heard of it, you might have not. In the Netherlands, we consume at least 136,000 tons of it each year. That is about 8 kilos per person. It is one of the most used vegetable oils in the world. And last but not least, it is … Read more

Recording Farmers’ Tale: Solawi Zabergäu

This is the recording of the third virtual Farmer’s Tale in the peasant farmers of Europe series! This time we were joined by Stefanie Wolf of SoLaWi (Solidarische Landwirtschaft) Zabergäu. This farm has it all! Alpacas, sheep, vegetable patches, a large proportion of green manure, beehives, happy volunteers and share holders! The Demeter-certified farm is … Read more

Interview with a Boerengroepie: chair Pablo Van Neste

This week, we finally meet our chair, Pablo Van Neste. Pablo recently graduated with a Masters’ Degree in Organic Agriculture. He’s very involved in the Food Forest in Droevendaal and in the working group on Commons of Toekomstboeren. Enjoy his interesting ideas related to various topics loosely connected to farming and Boerengroep! What is your … Read more

Vacancy treasurer

We are looking for a new treasurer! (preferably a Dutch speaker). Short description in English: The Peasant Foundation is looking for a new treasurer! No experience needed! The Peasant Foundation is part of a large movement that fights for food sovereignty, a fair price for farmers, and an ecologically responsible food system! Do you want … Read more

Boerengroep 50 Years Magazine: donate now!

Dear readers, eaters, makers, and thinkers – we need your help to make the ’50 Years of Boerengroep’ magazine a reality! If you are interested in reading about the dreams of peasants, agriculture and climate, and the rise of food literacy (amongst dazzling farm-themed poems) then please consider donating toward publishing and distribution costs. Every … Read more

Recording “Fresh Perspective on Farmers Protests: Boerengroep 50 Years Kick-Off”

Below you can watch the recording of the Boerengroep 50 years Kick-Off that we had on February 15th 2021. Together with Jan Douwe van der Ploeg, Tim van der Mark and Roel During, we discussed new perspectives on farmers’ protests, both the ones from 1971, when Boerengroep was founded, and the more recent protests these … Read more

Reflection on a BG Internship during COVID-19

The days are long, but the internship is short. While the pandemic has already skewed my sense of time and sense of self, I can say with certainty that my internship with Boerengroep flew by! I started in the fall of 2020 as a floater with vague ideas about saving the world through food. Fellow … Read more