Since 2013 Boerengroep is organising the summer course ‘Farm Experience Internship’, or “The FEI”. The FEI origins from Brazil where students felt the need to bridge the gap between the university and the farmers, and decided to set up a course about agroecology, both in theory (2 weeks at the university) as well as in practice (2 weeks at the farm). The Farm Experience Internship is one little step forward in the fight against agribusiness, by connecting students with the reality and needs of farmers.
As we feel the same need, we are organising this course in Wageningen now for the sixth year in a row!
Want to know more about the FEI or do you feel like getting into the FEI for just an evening? Join us on the 17th of May for the Agroecology Evening – Kickoff for the FEI 2018!
And check out the FEI website!
Spring officially started and the first flowers are popping up, excellent start thinking about going outside again and joining our spring excursions.
In April we’ll have 3 Spring excursions: the first will be on the 7th of April and will be to the Brandrood cattle farm in Ede, the second will be on the 14th of April and will go to ‘t Klaverbrook, dairy farm of a Wageningen student who loves to show you his place and the third will be on the 21st of April to the goat farm de Groote Stroe in Stroe.
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With your fellow students you share the canteen for lunch, practise sports, and enjoy the vibrant student life of Wageningen. But do you know what these other students are up to the majority of their time? What do they learn during all those hours of studying? What is their perspective on global developmental issues? How do they face development challenges for sustainable food systems?
To help you find out, we from Boerengroep organize a world-cafe event: the Wageningen Dialogue ‘’Cutting across the silos’’.
27th of March
19:15 – 22:00
The Pavilion – 100 years location (Wageningen campus)
Organised by Boerengroep, in cooperation with Wageningen Dialogues
At every table you are encouraged to reflect upon real-life food systems challenges together with others. Only together we can give shape to sustainable food systems!
Join our excursion to the Reclaim the Seeds & Urban Agriculture Festival 2018 in Rotterdam!
This seed fair is all about celebration of crop diversity and food sovereignty, in defiance of the monopolies that big companies hold on these precious sources of life. You can buy seeds, bring your own seeds and swap them, or just come to explore the many stands from small scale organic companies, NGO’s and organizations. Continue reading
On Thursday, 22nd of February, Boerengroep is honored to introduce Ansar Hevi. She will share her remarkable story about ‘the 15th Garden’ project in Syria. Continue reading
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). While ‘we’ need to feed the growing population, the food producers themselves are under enormous pressure – also in a modern country like the Netherlands.
By: Elske Hageraats Continue reading