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Jannes Maes steps down as CEJA President

  During an extraordinary General Assembly on January 19th, Jannes Maes announced he would step down from his Presidency to pursue a new professional opportunity….

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Fewer farmers but more accidents in Flanders

  In Flanders, the number of farmers and horticulturalists is declining. However, the number of accidents on agricultural and horticultural businesses is increasing, according to…

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Column: A small donation can help to reach a big goal

In my previous column I already told you about my plans for growing strawberries in a greenhouse. The idea alone already generated a lot of…

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The agricultural roots of our holiday traditions

The countdown has started: within a few days, many European families will be celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Eve, and although we are all too…

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Farming with a physical impairment: Life is tough, but so are farmers

Farming is hard work and involves numerous risks. In a split second, an accident can turn your life upside down. Our farmers, however, are tough…

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Column: Autumn holidays

It’s the autumn holidays in Belgium. The children are at home and doing all kinds of chores on the farm. Besides chickens we also have…

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From a desk to the farm, how strawberries changed Matija’s life

“Let’s not look at each other as competition, the more we grow, the less imports there will be!” Matija Brinjak, 29, started out as a…

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Vervaet: a small family business transforms into a leading international player

Dutch company Vervaet is definitely the reference in Europe for slurry and manure processing or beet harvesting. The company alternately produces beet harvesters and manure…

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Column: 3 years of growing strawberries

Dear readers, In the first issue of Farmers of Europe, you could read my story and how I ended up growing strawberries in Veliki Banovac,…

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European green deal, it’s the economy stupid!

By Jannes Maes   While it seems appropriate these days to dispense with any sense of nuance in order to make a point, I would…

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