Boerengroep 50 Years Reunion

[Nederlands hieronder]   On May 21, the long-anticipated Boerengroep and Inspringtheater 50-year reunion finally took place. Finally, because the anniversary of this organization, which is close to many people’s hearts, was set for 2021. Back in 2019, we started thinking about all the great things we could do, but then came – and this is … Read more

Flavors of 2021

2021 was our anniversary year.. and even though we had some fantastic events, interesting conversations about the past and future, and were able to welcome a lot of new, enthusiastic people in Boerengroep – it wasn’t exactly what we had imagined it to be. We put some time in organizing a big festival in the … Read more

Radical Relationality: Seminars with dr. Godfrey Nzamujo

[see pictures below] On November 4th, we were happy to receive dr. Godfrey Nzamujo in Wageningen! Dr. Godfrey Nzamujo studied and did research in microbiology, theology and philosophy, taught in university of California-Irvine and of Loyola Marymount. When he returned to Africa, he founded the Songhai Centers in Africa. In these Centers, he integrates Africa … Read more

Impact of collaboration in Wageningen University and Research: new report by RUW

RUW and Otherwise organized several events and a research last year about the Impact of Collaboration. RUW has now released a report with the results of these activities. In it, they also make recommendations based on what people found important, and this with regard to Transparency, Decision Making (process and kind of companies for collaboration), … Read more

Year Plan 2022

The Boerengroep Year Plan 2022 is here! We are proud to announce that topic that we will be working on in the coming year is (Un)Framing Farmers. This year’s theme for Boerengroep addresses a neglected bottleneck for achieving change in our society: the way we actively and passively frame farmers and farming systems. It is … Read more

Farmers’ Protests in India: what is it about?

Indian farmers also want regulation, no surrender to the free market. Article translated from the summary made by Greet Goverde for Platform ABC (link for Dutch text). The Peasant Foundation recently organized a discussion about the farmers’ protests in India, more on that below. But first the background: why protests, why now? It is actually … 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