Call for Submissions for our Magazine

Hey lovely people! Want to share your work and reflections about agriculture with Boerengroep’s network ? The editorial impulse of the Boerengroep’s 50 year Magazine is about exploring cross-disciplinary connections between the arts, sciences and practices in the rural worlds ! We appreciate the opportunity to consider articles (written and visual), poetry, videos that are … Read more

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

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

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

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