Schola Campesina is participating in a rich partnership on the issue of knowledge transmission in agroecology (Erasmus + 2020-2022).
In agroecology, knowledge is central.
Is where innovations is needed the most.
Is where digitalization of agriculture has a huge impact.
Is our autonomy, our idenrtity, our main resource.
In Europe, new entrants in agriculture often do not get easy access to knowledge. This project seeks to support new entrants installation and other small scale food producers in agroecology exploring different ways of knwoledge sharing and dissemination.
The project gathers 6 organizations and institutions from Poland, Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, and Switzerland:
- ZIARNO – Ecological-Cultural Association working in the field of education for sustainability,
- HNEE – University for Sustainable Development in Eberswalde (Germany),
- Toekomstboeren – a Dutch new entrant farmers association,
- InterAfocg – a French farmers network,
- Schola Campesina – an Italian agroecology school and
- Swiss School of Biodynamic Agriculture.
All partners conduct activities related to adult education in agroecology.
Nyeleni Declaration on Agroecology – pilar 5 on Knowledge
The diverse knowledges and ways of knowing of our peoples are fundamental to agroecology.We develop our ways of knowing through dialogue among them (diálogo de saberes). Our learning processes are horizontal and peer-to-peer, based on popular education. They take place in our own training centers and territories (farmers teach farmers, fishers teach fishers, etc.), and are also intergenerational, with exchange of knowledge between youth and elders. Agroecology is developed through our own innovation, research, and crop and livestock selection and breeding.
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