Horizontal dialogue, agroecology, and CLOC/Vía campesina

Periodo de realización: 2014/06/01 al 2014/01/01

Tipo: Capítulo de libro

Resumen: "In this chapter we argue that the transnational peasant social movement, the Latin American Coordination of Peasant Organizations-Vía Campesina (CLOCNC), has been critically sustained and shaped by horizontalism in the form of the encounter and diálogo de saberes (dialogue among different knowledges and ways of knowing) that takes place in its interior between different rural cultures. 1 These are diverse cultural expressions and experi­ ences of peasants, Indigenous people, fanners, rural proletarians, and others. It is our contention that the horizontal processes of consensus building, deci­ sion rnaking, and collective construction of new ideas in contemporary trans­ national rural social rnovernents is done through a diálogo de saberes (DS). As a dialogue arnong the "absences" left out by the dominan!monoculture of ideas and the anti-peasant policies, it has produced important "emergences." One of these ernergences is the politicized and elaborated notion/practice/ movement of agroecology, developed by CLOCNC. Furthermore, the com­ mitment to a horizontal decision-making process in this form of dialogue, and the unspoken rules by which it takes place, are key elements in the unusuallongevity and continued growth of CLOCNC."

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