It has been 50 years since De Boerengroep (The Peasant Foundation) was founded in a turbulent time of large-scale farmer protests. A European farmers’ demonstration on March 23, 1971 rocked Brussels. Against this background of protests, the Boerengroep was established. Celebrating 50 years, De Boerengroep will organize a series of events. Monday, February 15 they will kick off with a seminar about farmer protests then and now.
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February 15, 19.30-21.00: Speakers
Jan Douwe van der Ploeg, one of the founders of the Boerengroep, and emeritus professor in Rural Sociology, he devoted a large part of his career to research on the “New Peasantries”. Currently, he is Adjunct Professor at COHD at CAU in Beijing, a member of the Board of Agroecology Europe and of the Advisory Board of the Northern Frisian Woodlands Territorial Cooperative.
Tim van der Mark, board member NAJK Pigs, poultry and calf husbandry.
Roel During, researcher at the Biodiversity and Policy team within Environmental research in WUR, expert on cultural history and resistance.