Grassroots science lecture: Farmer driven transformation in the Netherlands

OtherWise and Boerengroep proudly present grassroots science lecture series:

“Socially driven” initiatives, by for example farmers, consumers, civil society organisations, sometimes in collaboration with scientists, constantly emerge in the face of ­poverty, social injustice, hunger, natural resource degradation, environmental decline and other global problems. Some of these initiatives contain practices that promise more sustainable livelihoods for the people on the ground while simultaneously tackling global problems. Many initiatives stand in stark contrast and sometimes even contradict with the “technologically driven” solutions implemented by many scientists and policy makers. Representatives from a selection of these types of initiatives will present their achievements, their views on how these can contribute to positive social change.

All lectures will be held in the Forum building (Droevendaalsesteeg 2 Wageningen)


May 1419:30h Farmer driven transformation in the Netherlands: sustainable practices and struggles with the state
Douwe Hoogland (chair Noardlike Fryske Wâlden)
Frank Verhoeven (Boerenverstand)
May 2119:30h Beyond the commoditization of knowledge: rethinking science and society relations
Barbara van Dyck (Slow Science)
Martijn Duineveld (assistant professor Cultural Geography)
May 2819:30h Permaculture: reconnecting people with soil and food
Fransje de Waard (De Waard Eetbaar Landschap)
Fiona Morris (Transition Towns Vallei)
Jun 11
19:30h Seed Sovereignty
Niels Louwaars (director Plantum NL)
Edwin Nuijten (Stichting Zaadgoed)
Vice Versa

05 april 2012