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Farming with Nature


Are you ready to tackle the growing challenge to bring farmers and the different regional parties together and shape a landscape where agriculture and nature are in balance? Then this 20-week exchange programme 'Farming with Nature' is perfect for you.
Start date
Study duration
20 weeks
Learning path

About the programme

Many actors who have a part in this increasingly urgent issue agree that we need to change how we deal with nature, our landscape and our resources. And it is becoming ever clearer that agriculture has an important part to play in this regard. In this programme, we present the various views and positions. We work with parties in the field to find sustainable solutions that combine nature conservation and protection with economically viable agriculture.

The central challenge is bringing agricultural entrepreneurs and ‘the environment’ closer together. The puzzle is a challenging one: both sides have difficult goals to achieve. You will tackle practical issues hands-on in an interdisciplinary project team.

Learning goals

​​During this minor, you will work on: 

  • ​deepening your professional knowledge on this subject, to help you understand the relationship between agriculture and nature; 
  • ​your ability to contribute this knowledge to complex practical issues in a region (in the Netherlands or Poland), in close cooperation with students from other study programmes and parties from the professional field; 
  • ​shaping sustainable solutions to practical problems – both at the area level and at the entrepreneurial level – while focusing on nature, society and the economy; 
  • ​In addition to working on a Dutch case in a mixed group setting, you will increase your professional knowledge in topics which are relevant to you. You may also go on an International Fieldtrip and gain international experience,  working on relevant FwN-issues in collaboration with a university and regional parties in Poland.  
  • In order to create meaningful impact as an entrepreneur or consultant or in a government role, it is crucial that you develop your skills and take initiative. With this minor, you can put your skills into practice and continue to develop them.

Admission requirements

Next to a HBO popedeuse and second year, we do expect you to:

  1. be able to contribute relevant knowledge from your study program;
  2. be eager to learn and keep an open mind to different perspectives;
  3. proactively contribute to collaboration with students, entrepreneurs and area partners from the professional field.

How to apply as an exchange student

If you want to apply for this programme please click here for information on the procedure.

Want to know more about exchange?

More info about exchange to the Netherlands, studying at HAS green academy and living in the Netherlands, can be found on our special Study at HAS page.

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