Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2017
    This description of Geert van der Veer's work was prepared when Geert van der Veer was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2017.
    With his Herenboeren movement Geert is putting the use of farm land back into the hands of local communities, using a model of collective ownership and management, which by restoring people’s relationship with that land, serves as the basis of an alternative system for food production, which respects animals, cooperates with nature, and revitalizes the soil all while offering a tangible platform for driving agricultural dialogue and innovation.
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