Farmers’ Tales Episode 1: Chris Chancellor from Pluktuin Sayuran

Let’s gain some insight into the perspective of farmers during the changes that are currently affecting all of us. This week, in the first episode of the online Farmers’ Tales, we give the word to Chris Chancellor, farmer at Pluktuin Sayuran! What are the online farmers’ tales? Because of the Corona-measurements, Stichting Boerengroep and Stichting … Read more

Niek Pepels: the phosphorous crisis: an alternative look from the forest

Here you can (re-)watch the presentation given by Niek Pepels during our event on the 12th of May 2020 (the first minute is missing, sorry for that): It has been known for a while that our global phosphorous reserves are diminishing due to an increasing demand of the nutrient in the fertilizer industry. The mining … Read more

Farmers’ Tales: Highlights of Petra, Jesse and Jessica. And what’s up next?

In the last few Fridays before the well-deserved Christmas-break at the WUR, the speaker’s corner of Impulse was again occupied by lots of interesting students who came to enrich their lunchbreak. It was time for Farmers’ Tales; a series of dialogue where farmers, researchers or students are invited to share their experiences and tales on … Read more

Het Nederlandse lanbouwbeleid: waar gaan we heen?

On December 4th there was a fruitful discussion on Dutch agricultural policy under the pleasure of a drink in Café Loburg. As a reaction on the nitrogen discussion and farmers protests, Boerengroep decided to look at the problem from a bit of distance, and discuss the fundamental mechanisms which lead to repeated crises over the course of history. Together we can use this reflection moment to look into the future.

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Womens’ Rights in Agriculture – report about our event co-organized with ActionAid

On Monday the 9th of December, ActionAid, an Amsterdam-based NGO that actively promotes women’s (land) rights in developing countries, came to Wageningen to give a presentation. We started the night with an energizing activity. Everyone got a paper saying who they were, for example a married woman without children who inherited farming land but now … Read more