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.
29/04/2023 @ 00:00 – DATE CHANGED! On April 29th we will visit farmer Jan Willem Breukink, who has a family farm in Brummen, where they are trying to switch to a nature-inclusive farming strategy. On the farm of 100 hectares and 180 dairy cows, we will learn from him what such a change in practices entails for himself, the […]
25/03/2023 @ 09:30 – 16:30 – Boerengroep is back with the first excursion of 2023! We are going with to two farms in the region of Nijmegen: de Waalgaard (https://www.waalgaard.nl/) and Eet Meerbosch (https://eetmeerbosch.nl/). De Waalgaard and Eet Meerbosch are farms that have a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) model and produce food in a Food Forest! The harvest-shareholders can harvest themselves. Eet […]
22/03/2023 @ 12:30 – 13:30 – Join us for Farmer’s Tales episode 3: Practicing agroforestry in a family farm in Dehesa with Elena Escano. 🐷🌳For our third episode, Elena will provide an introduction to the Dehesa, the characteristic ecosystem of southern Spain and Portugal. Through the lens of family production, she will prompt us to consider the importance of distinguishing products […]
08/03/2023 @ 12:30 – 13:30 – Join us for Farmer’s Tales episode 2: Solidarity Payment with Elske Hageraats and Ruben Mombarg. Farmers’ tales are a bi-weekly lunch dialogue with farmers, where we explore various practices of food production. For our second episode, Elske Hageraats will address the issue of how half of Dutch farmers have an income below the minimum income […]
23/02/2023 @ 20:30 – 23:00 – This Thursday 23rd February, Boerengroep is having another themed break on the topic “Regenerative farming and agribusiness” Come join us at Cafe Onder de Linden, 20:30 onwards for some beers and a discussion on how the concept of regenerative farming is being used by agribusiness. But what is a Boerengroep Break? “The Boerengroep Breaks are […]
22/02/2023 @ 12:30 – 13:30 – Farmer’s tales is back! We are re-starting our bi-weekly lunch dialogues with farmers, where we explore various practices of food production. For our first episode, Pauline Martel & Chris Chancellor will share their experience of setting up an agroecological market garden in the Netherlands as young farmers and new entrants to agriculture. They will talk […]
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OCTOBER EDITION 2023 Dear members and enthusiasts of Boerengroep, Welcome back to the second edition of the newsletter. First of all, a warm welcome to all the new members….