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.
|Title of host publication||Food Sovereignty, Agroecology and Biocultural Diversity|
|Subtitle of host publication||Constructing and Contesting Knowledge|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||62|
|ISBN (Print)||9781138955356, 9781138955363|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2017|