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

What’s the deal with phosphorus?

By Louise Vercruysse, Joost Sleiderink, Aron Ortega, Esther van Hoof & Pablo Van Neste Join our event The phosphorus crisis: an alternative look from the forest , online, on the 12th of May! Phosphorus, Phosphate, P-levels are probably terms you have heard of in chemistry, biology or geology class. It is one of the essential … Read more

Farming in times of corona

Today, April 17, is the International Day of Peasant Struggle – a day to highlight the persecution and violence suffered by peasants and farmers around the world on a daily basis as a result of neoliberal policies. This year, peasants face a new challenge of yet another sanitary crisis. Our focus is on France and … Read more

The role of (agro)biodiversity in times of crisis

Louise Vercruysse   What do the corona-crisis, climate change and the Dutch nitrogen crisis have in common? They all sparked a new interest in an otherwise often neglected debate, namely the one about biodiversity and how humanity has chosen to order the natural environment. Here’s an overview and an opiniated conclusion. Biodiversity loss and climate … Read more

FEI 2020 : registration is now open !

Click here to sign up or copy the following link : The FEI is a growing movement, that is being co-created by peasants, farmers, gardeners, scientists, students, activists, NGOs and agroecological companies – working together towards a sustainable, healthy, viable food system that is fair for the earth, the consumer and the producer. Together, … Read more

Looking for an interesting thesis? Boerengroep can help!

Stichting Boerengroep (Farmers Foundation) collects thesis topics, requested from farmers, movements, and students, in order to bridge the gap between theory and practice. PROPOSE A TOPIC. Do you have an interesting topic related to food, farming, agroecological movements etc.? Send us a mail and we’ll post it on our site and in our newsletter: FIND … Read more

New data shows: we are losing 22 farms a day in the Netherlands.

We live in a world where 1 out of 9 people suffer from hunger – some 815 million people in total. Eighty percent of them live in rural areas and are directly dependent on agricultural practices: small scale farmers (“peasants”), landless rural workers, fishers, shepherds, pastoralists, hunters and gatherers etc. (FAO 2017 ; Tittonell, 2015). … Read more