There is increasing realisation worldwide that agroecological approaches is the solution for creating healthy and wealthy nations, providing adequate food, ecological stability and sustainable livelihoods.
Also, there is deep realisation that this knowledge is not entirely new – it has been available as wisdom in farmer communities, is transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary in nature, is not a top down solution, and most importantly, constantly evolving through local adaptation and innovation by farming communities and those closely working with them. This issue examines some of the enabling processes and working strategies for co-creation of and scaling up such knowledge.
International institutions like FAO are highlighting the importance of such processes through regional dialogues and making efforts to influence national policies for creating enabling conditions for this critical knowledge. Hopefully, this issue would inspire intensification of multistakeholder bottom up knowledge creation processes.
GyanerHaat – The knowledge shop
Faruk-Ul-Islam, Mohammad Kamrul Islam Bhuiyan, Saikat
Shubra Aich, A.M. Shamsuddula, Practical Action
Participatory Guarantee Systems- A platform for knowledge exchange
Co-creating knowledge collectively
Nitya Sambamurti Ghotge
Interview: Victor M Toledo
“Agroecology is an epistemological revolution”
Science Field Shops- Learning in response to climate change
Kees (C.J.) Stigter and Yunita T. Winarto
Farmer Field School-Building knowledge on the farm
Abhijit Mohanty and Ranjit Sahu
Participatory knowledge building
Vara Prasad Chittem
Agroecology in Asia and the Pacific
A summary of outcomes of the regional consultation
T M Radha