Who are we?

Stichting Boerengroep (Peasant Foundation) is a student foundation at Wageningen University that aims to connect the university (students, research, education) with the reality and challenges of farmers in the Netherlands and worldwide. In this way we fight for social, just and sustainable food production. We do this by bringing students into the fields and farmers into lecture rooms at the university.

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Upcoming events

Women’s Rights in Agriculture

09/12/2019 @ 19:00 – 21:00 – Come join us for an evening where we will look into the position of female farmers around the globe! Together with ActionAid we will talk about the obstacles female farmers face regarding land rights in Southern countries. In most African countries women are responsible for more than 80% of the small scale farming, but land […]

Critical Discussion About Unilever with Otherwise!

06/12/2019 @ 12:30 – 13:30 – On the 6th of December, Wageningen University welcomes the king of the Netherlands to open the new research center of Unilever on the campus. After Friesland Campina, the WUR now has another close partner in the business world that has it’s own building between the education and research buildings. As critical student organizations, Otherwise and […]

Excursion to Ecological Farm Overesch

07/12/2019 @ 11:00 – 17:00 – On our last excursion of the year, and after a tumultuous season of farmers’ protests, Boerengroep will take you to a farmer who did not feel to join these protests. He is stongly opinionated on matters such as nature inclusive farming and the nitrogen issue and he runs a highly mixed, organic, circular farm to […]

Farmers’ Tales by Petra Derkzen from Ekoboerderij de Lingehof!

29/11/2019 @ 12:30 – 13:30 – We are very happy to have Petra Derkzen to present her personal “Farmers’ Tale” as co-operator of Ekoboerderij de Lingehof, a bio-dynamic arable farm located in Randwijk, the Overbetuwe. During this lunchbreak-talk, Petra will take on the floor to talk about herself, the farm and their approach / vision towards (bio-dynamic) agriculture. Plenty of time […]

Het Nederlandse Landbouwbeleid: Wat ging er mis?

20/11/2019 @ 19:30 – 21:00 – Het Nederlandse landbouwbeleid staat hevig onder discussie. De kranten staan vol met verhalen, meningen en visie’s van boeren, politici, wetenschappers en burgers. Veel mensen zijn het er over eens dat de huidige situatie ingewikkeld is en dat er in het verleden fouten zijn gemaakt. Op 4 december gaan we graag in discussie over hoe het […]

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