Democratizing knowledge and ways of knowing for food sovereignty, agroecology, and biocultural diversity

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    Abstract

    Nothing less than a paradigm revolution will be needed if we are to democratize the systems of knowledge required for achieving food sovereignty, agroecology and biocultural diversity. This implies the construction of technical and policy related knowledge that is actively shaped by food producers and consumers, rather than through top-down research and the hegemony of scientism, the privatization of research and commodification of knowledge. In this concluding chapter, a two-pronged approach to democratizing the production of transdisciplinary knowledge is proposed– backed up by many inspiring examples: (1) strengthening horizontal networks of grassroots self-managed research and innovation; and (2) fundamentally transforming and democratizing public research institutions and universities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFood Sovereignty, Agroecology and Biocultural Diversity
    Subtitle of host publicationConstructing and Contesting Knowledge
    EditorsMichel Pimbert
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherRoutledge
    Chapter8
    Pages259-321
    Number of pages62
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-66639-6
    ISBN (Print)9781138955356, 9781138955363
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017

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