People-centred knowledge and digitalisation

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. (Nyéléni Declaration, 2015)

Knowledge sharing

There is a diversity of knowledge and ways of knowing. In agroecology we share knowledge among us, in a horizontal and peer-to-peer perspective, based on popular education methods.

How to share knowledge amongst food producers? Whar aee the tools for peasant knowledge recovery, development and dissemination? How to boost our capacity to innovate and to share innovations? The role of agroecology schools (IALA, MST, CAC, Eur. Network) and others initiatives and networks (Agroecologia espora,etc). Basic principles of popular education (horizontal dialogue of knowledge, diálogo de saberes).

Democratising knowledge

People’s access to knowledge and know-how is a political issue determined by power relations.

Digitalization

In agroecology, we have the control on our knowledge and data and we lead the development of digital tools for our use and benefits.

Links

Farm Hack    https://farmhack.org/tools

IT for change  https://itforchange.net/