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

Recording Farmers’ Tale: Solawi Zabergäu

This is the recording of the third virtual Farmer’s Tale in the peasant farmers of Europe series! This time we were joined by Stefanie Wolf of SoLaWi (Solidarische Landwirtschaft) Zabergäu. This farm has it all! Alpacas, sheep, vegetable patches, a large proportion of green manure, beehives, happy volunteers and share holders! The Demeter-certified farm is … Read more

Recording “Fresh Perspective on Farmers Protests: Boerengroep 50 Years Kick-Off”

Below you can watch the recording of the Boerengroep 50 years Kick-Off that we had on February 15th 2021. Together with Jan Douwe van der Ploeg, Tim van der Mark and Roel During, we discussed new perspectives on farmers’ protests, both the ones from 1971, when Boerengroep was founded, and the more recent protests these … Read more

Farmers’ Tales: Arvaia and Fattoria Rio Selva

On the 17th of December, we virtually got to know two CSA’s in Italy: Arvaia and Rio Selva. You can watch the recording below! Arvaia is a community that supports agriculture in Bologna, with 47 hectares dedicated to both agricultural land and public green areas. The community forms a collective who is directly involved in … Read more

Reflection “Behind the image of the WUR: stories of conflicting visions”

7th of December 2020 marked a day of events surrounding the first birthday of Unilever on the campus. Extinction Rebellion Wageningen organized a (f)un fair in front of the Unilever building, with games like fishing for dead fish in a pool of plastic, a limbo of how low Unilever has gone with regard to human … Read more

Looking Back on Farmer’s Tales: Ferme du Bec Hellouin

On the evening of November 25th, students, farmers, and various other professionals were joined by peasant farmer and co-founder of Ferme Biologique du Bec Hellouin, Perrine Hervé-Gruyer, to dicuss the future of small-scale and climate-proof agriculture. A recording of the conversation can be found below, alongside a summary of the event. In 2006, Perrine and … Read more

Recording webinar About Peatlands

Here you can find the recording of our webinar About Peatlands, that was held on the 4th of November. Scroll down for more information! If we want a climate-neutral Europe by 2050, we need to increase our carbon sinks. Strengthening peatlands is one of the three most important ways to do that, stated Frans Timmermans … Read more

Beating the Bog Blues

In anticipation of the upcoming webinar “About Peatlands” on November 4th, here is a fable to whet the appetite: Beating the Bog Blues The bog was particularly dry one morning as Heron searched for fish to fill his belly. A small silver flash passed him, but was gone within a second – perhaps it had … Read more