The expansion of the EU to include the Eastern European countries has led to a big increase in the number of farmers in the Union. Has this meant changes for the small farmers among them? And how are the rural areas doing in the newly joined countries? Stichting Ruraal Wageningen (RUW) and the Stichting Boerengroep (Farmers Group) have set up a joint project that will address these questions.
The student groups want to attract more students from Wageningen University and Larenstein. The project kicks off on Thursday 10 February with a talk on farming in the new EU areas from Eastern Europe expert László Marácz of the University of Amsterdam. / JT