The reassurance of the unknown : a conversation with Nettie Wiebe

Barbara Van Dyck, Nettie Wiebe

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What knowledges and ways of knowing are considered valid in the context of global food governance? What is the relation between the prominence that is given to science and technology in the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit and the attempt to redefine food systems? What are the issues with the capturing and privatization of knowledge that people of the land have been passing over from generations to generations? These are some of the questions that are discussed in this thought-provoking conversation in which Nettie Wiebe shares her insights and experiences as a long-standing women peasant farm leader.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-271
Number of pages6
Issue number3-4
Early online date10 Nov 2021
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

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  • Authority of science
  • Hope
  • Knowledge
  • La Vía Campesina
  • Life-giving food systems
  • Peasant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development


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