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Transformation for food sovereignty: transforming knowledge and ways of knowing (Part III: Chapter 7)

Michel Pimbert

Book chapter, 70 pages

The multimedia publication is the latest in a series called Towards Food Sovereignty: Reclaiming autonomous food systems, which explores equity and sustainability in the food and agriculture sector through text, photos, animations and video and audio clips.

Farmers and food consumers worldwide need a stronger say in how agricultural research is funded, designed, implemented and controlled to ensure that the knowledge produced brings the most social and environmental benefits.

This online book shows that small-scale farmers around the world already have effective systems for generating and sharing knowledge and making decisions about science, technology and innovation. These include farmer-to-farmer knowledge-sharing systems in the Peruvian Andes that are based on the concept of ayni (reciprocity) and citizens’ juries used in West Africa to debate the introduction of genetically modified crops and frame policies for food and agricultural research.

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This project looked at the ecological basis of food and agriculture, the social and environmental costs of modern food systems, and the policy reversals needed to democratise food systems.

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