La Vía Campesina and Academia: A Snapshot

Joshua Brem-Wilson, Paul Nicholson

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This chapter offers a unique insight into how La Vía Campesina’s relationships with researchers inside and outside of academia are understood and perceived by movement actors at the movement– researcher interface.
It relays how La Vía Campesina’s relations with academics have undergone a profound shift since the movement’s early years.
It communicates the importance of solidarity to successful collaborations between movement actors and academic researchers.
It captures the fact that, for La Vía Campesina, the majority of its energy invested in knowledge activities is directed towards the autonomous development of training-, education- and research-capacity, with La Vía Campesina’s member organisations leading the way.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEveryday Experts: How People's Knowledge Can Transform the Food System
EditorsColin Anderson, Christabel Buchanan, Marina Chang, Javier Sanchez Rodriguez, Tom Wakeford
Place of PublicationCoventry
PublisherCoventry University
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)978-1-84600-075-1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017


  • La Vía Campesina
  • solidarity research
  • academic-social movement relations

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    Brem-Wilson, J., & Nicholson, P. (2017). La Vía Campesina and Academia: A Snapshot. In C. Anderson, C. Buchanan, M. Chang, J. Sanchez Rodriguez, & T. Wakeford (Eds.), Everyday Experts: How People's Knowledge Can Transform the Food System (pp. 139-151). Coventry: Coventry University.