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Tue 6 May – Europees verkiezingsdebat: landbouw- en handelsbeleid: TTIP en ATM

Deze avond zullen we samen met kandidaten voor het Europees Parlement en vertegenwoordigers van boeren- en maatschappelijke organisaties een debat houden over het Europese landbouw- en handelsbeleid (op gebied van voedsel). Met speciale aandacht voor de huidige TTIP-onderhandelingen tussen de EU en de VS, en de landbo…uwparagraaf van the Alternative Trade Mandate (ATM). De Transatlantic […]

Fri 9 May – Joel Salatin: Creating virtuous cycles in agriculture and food

Innovators in agriculture and food systems: closing cycles On this evening the spotlights are on Joel Salatin; renowned by Time magazine as world’s most innovative farmer who also features in Michael Pollan’s book The Omnivore’s Dilemma (2006) and the documentary films, Food Inc. and Fresh. The focus on productivity in the development of agriculture has […]

Tue 13 May – Film: When elephants dance, the grass gets beaten

Around a billion people in this world suffer from hunger. Small local farmers are essential for food security, but get chased off their lands by large multinationals which only produce for export and wear out the soil. Silent Land gives these farmers a voice. Moon is a farmer in Cambodia, but she also works in […]

Fri 16 May – Upscaling agroecology: Revitalizing the desert in Egypt

SEKEM is an Egyptian initiative that seeks to realize development of the individual, society and environment by means of a holistic concept which includes economic, social and cultural dimensions. In 1977 the SEKEM initiative started in the desert 60 km northeast of Cairo. Using agroecological farming methods, desert land was revitalized and agriculture flourished. Over […]

Sat and Sun 17 and 18 May – Introduction course on Permaculture & Agroecology

On May 17 and 18 we will offer the introduction course on Permaculture & Agroecology again, this time in English. The basis of Permaculture and Agroecology will be discussed, and through several exercises we will discover how we can apply the knowledge in our own lives. The course will take place in the Building with […]

iWeek 2014 – join us!

The iWeek 2014 will take place from 9 to 11th of July 2014. The iWeek is an ‘unconference’ about interactive methods for social change. We are getting started with the organisation of the iWeek (see for information on the iWeek 2013). We are looking for more people to join the organising team! Especially men […]

Become a Global Guest VIP!

Are you interested in international education? Would you like to help with preparing lectures for secondary school students? Become a VIP (Volunteer in Practice) in the Global Guest programme! The Global Guest programme of Otherwise invites international students of Wageningen UR to give guest lectures at secondary schools in the region. In a Global Guest […]