Voices and Flavours from the Earth: Visualising Food Sovereignty in the Andes, Chapter 7

Chapter 7. Wisdom Dialogues

Participatory Action Research frames the wisdom dialogues that involve partners, in this case peasants and scientists, in a mutual construction of knowledge in which both parties learn, exchange ideas, feelings, images, beliefs, notions, concepts, practices, histories, wishes, and experiences to achieve a common understanding for common action.

The underlying reason for these dialogues is that any person
or knowledge system cannot know everything about a subject,
because knowledge is incommensurable. We satisfy the desire to
know by searching for meaning, questioning, and making sense
of our own way of thinking regarding a topic or issue that may
take us through unexplored domains. Further along, we make
sense by creating synergies between other forms of knowledge in
a dialogic fashion.

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IIED code:
G03600 
Published:
Jun 2013 - IIED 
Source pub:
Voices and Flavours from the Earth: Visualising Food Sovereignty in the Andes 
Areas:
Bolivia, Peru 
Keywords:
Agriculture, Biodiversity and conservation, Participation 
Details:
Chapter of book 
Language:
English - also in Spanish (Español)