What you need to know about the CAP and the F2F Strategy

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the Farm to Fork Strategy: what you need to know   The Common Agricultural Policy, the EU-policy that supplies income support for European farmers and promotes rural development, has been abundantly talked about lately. This week, the European Parliament is voting about the current proposal for the CAP reform, … Read more

Junk Agroecology – new report by TNI and Friends of the Earth

Friends of The Earth International, Transnational Institute and Crocevia published a new report: ‘Junk Agroecology’: The corporate capture of agroecology for a partial ecological transition without social justice’ Download here: https://www.tni.org/files/publication-downloads/38_foei_junk_agroecology_full_report_eng_lr_0.pdf Give it a read and let’s discuss.  

Vacancy Internship with Boerengroep 50 Years

Become an intern at Boerengroep and organize 50 years Boerengroep activities!  We currently have a specific internship vacancy at Boerengroep, starting from November 1st (a later date is also possible). A Boerengroep internship consists of three parts, as is illustrated below.  We  are  looking  for  an  intern  to  help  with  the  making of a 50 … Read more

Interview with a Boerengroep Board Member: Shumaila Shaikh

This time we interviewed Shumaila Shaikh, a well-experienced Farm Experience Internship organizer and currently an intern at Boerengroep. Enjoy! What is your name? Shumaila Shaikh Where are you from? Coastal India Do you have a farming/theatre background? Yes! In both. I played the shoemakers wife in a play when I was 10 and I grew … Read more

Publication YOUR LAND, MY LAND, OUR LAND by Nyéléni Food Sovereignty Movement

“Today the Nyéléni Food Sovereignty Movement in Europe and Central Asia (Nyéléni ECA) launches a practical tool to support and strengthen land struggles for small and medium-scale food producers and local communities. Land access issues, long since recognised in international and institutional spaces, are even more urgent in the current context: both due to the … Read more

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