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Newsletter no 18 - Creating knowledge

Monday 16 June 2014, by Manu

Creating knowledge for food sovereignty

There is movement in the many worlds that are creating knowledge for food

The stories in this newsletter provide a glimpse into some of these worlds.
They show that we are questioning the assumption of a single truth based on
objective knowledge. Also that our understanding of the world is enriched by
considering it from multliple perspectives, multiple cosmovisions. They indicate
that for these multiple cosmovisions to enter into an equal dialogue, common
languages must be found. They show the need to challenge academic
knowledge, but also to be open to being challenged by it.
We need to radically transform dominant knowledge and ways of knowing
for food sovereignty.
To develop knowledge for food sovereignty we
need to be humble and respectful of other voices and perspectives. We need
to be bold in order to experiment with methods and ideas that may seem
“unscientific”, while also working to demonstrate the quality in our inquiry processes.
We need to be playful in order to move lightly through the many obstacles
on this path while keeping our curiosity alive. With these challenges
in mind, one research question emerges which we invite you to join us in
refl ecting on: How do we nurture the human qualities that we need in order to
develop knowledge, together, for food sovereignty?
Maryam Rahmanian and Michel Pimbert

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Nyéléni newsletter no 18

- Creating knowledge for food sovereignty

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