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

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 […]

Lunch lecture with Stephen Sherwood: The criminalization of agroecology in Ecuador

06/11/2019 @ 12:30 – 13:30 – The criminalization of agroecology in Ecuador: The October national strike and state-sponsored violence against the public over responsible food. During this lunch lecture, Stephen Sherwood (farmer, researcher and activist in Ecuador) will summarize how Ecuador’s lively agriculture and food movements have stepped up to promote agroecology and responsible consumption as means of assuring food as […]

Boerengroep Break

07/11/2019 @ 20:00 – 23:00 – The Boerengroep Breaks are an informal space where you can meet up with other students, share ideas and get into dialogue on challenges and new initiatives that farmers engage in the Netherlands and around the world. It is also the perfect moment to meet the people behind Boerengroep and Inspringtheater (our sister organisation). We are […]

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