DARE Statement: Democratizing Agricultural Research in Europe

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[Reposted from: http://www.agroecologynow.com/dare-statement-democratizing-agricultural-research-in-europe/]   Feeding local communities without destroying the planet is one of this century’s most intractable global challenge. While sometimes generating short-term increases in production, industrial approaches to food and agriculture are now understood to cause rising levels of ecological degradation, climate change, inequality, declining livelihoods on farms, growing food and nutrition insecurity and violence. In this context, farmers’ …

Join Us: Our Food Event – Screening of Participatory Videos on Food Justice

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March 7 – 6PM to 9PM Location:Thenga Cafe 120 Cromer Street, Kings Cross, London , WC1H 8BS Register here. Join us for a screening and celebration of three videos made by three grassroots organizations in three cities. Each film is the result of a participatory video project where participants in each place explored what ‘food justice’ means from their perspectives. We will show and …

Agroecology: Integrating Science, Practice and Social Justice [WEBINAR]

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Agroecology: Integrating Science, Practice and Social Justice [WEBINAR] https://foodsecurecanada.org/resources-news/events/webinar-agroecology-integrating-science-practice-and-social-justice Food Secure Canada, in partnership with CFICE (Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement) is launching a webinar series to share critical reflections and research about Canada’s food system: Building the Food Movement: Cultivating Connections through Critical Conversations Bringing together a mix of faculty, students and community-based researchers and practitioners, this webinar …

New Book: Everyday Experts

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We face a series of national and global food-related crises. In the UK and in many parts of the world there are record levels of obesity, while there are also rising numbers experiencing malnutrition, including some of those who are obese. A UK government minister says our soils may only last another thirty years because of their mismanagement. This is …

Join us for a Seminar: Is this Food Sovereignty? Civil Society Engagement in Food Policy-Making in Canada

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Co-presented by the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience and England’s A People’s Food Policy (www.peoplesfoodpolicy.org). Join in person or via livestream on Facebook. 8th December /2-4pm/ Ryton Gardens From 2007-2011, the ‘People’s Food Policy’ (2007-2011) was a grassroots process to articulate food policy grounded in the pillars food sovereignty. Today, the government of Canada is writing a “Food Policy for Canada”, in part …

NEW BOOK LAUNCHED – People’s Knowledge…Escaping the White-walled Labyrinth

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The world of research run by universities and other institutions is dominated by a culture that is white, upper-middle class and male. When people from communities that have previously been excluded are asked to take part in research – even participative research – they are seldom able to do so on equal terms. Instead of being supported to draw on …

Democratise Agriculture and Food Knowledge For Agroecology and Food Sovereignty: A New Resource

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This poster argues that mainstream research, knowledge and innovation systems, institutions and cultures are deeply problematic. We need change to support knowledge processes and research that… Support autonomous research Include farmers and civil society in setting priorities and public funding Create a dialogues of knowledge s and build networks and capacity. This will form an essential part of a move …

Transmedia, bridges, and layers (oh my) – A new publication on Knowledge Mobilisation and Action Research

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A new article in the Action Research Journal uses a case study approach to present three key knowledge mobilization strategies that can be used to mobilise knowledge in processes of social change: using transmedia to exchange knowledge across a range of communication media; building bridges to invite communication amongst diverse knowledge communities; and layering to communicate knowledge at varying levels of detail. Mainstream research and …