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Informal knowledge and learning for alternative modernisation pathways in agriculture.
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Humanities
Information
Abstract
Developing alternative modernization pathways in sustainable agriculture requires a new knowledge base, which in turn is associated with an acknowledgment of the relevance of informal farmer knowledge. We use three case studies of organic and small-scale farming implemented in the international RETHINK research programme to explore farmer knowledge and learning practices and networks, their enabling and limiting factors and their (potential) contribution to a more sustainable and more resilient agriculture. The results show that most farmers studied use mixed knowledge sources, and, to a considerable extent, also informal knowledge and networks. These informal exchanges offer farmers not only verified, locally adapted knowledge and inspiration for innovations, but also strengthen their identities, communities, and professional and personal pride; they thus help to build social structures which contribute to advancing sustainable agriculture.
International
Si
Congress
The XXVI European Society for Rural Sociology Congress
960
Place
ABERDEEN
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-0-902701-14-4
Start Date
18/08/2015
End Date
21/08/2015
From page
180
To page
182
The XXVI European Society for Rural Sociology Congress. Onlne proceedings
Participants
  • Autor: Ignacio de los Rios Carmenado (UPM)
  • Autor: María Rivera Méndez (UPM)
  • Autor: S ?¿mane (Baltic Studies Centre)
  • Autor: I Kunda (Baltic Studies Centre)
  • Autor: T Tisenkopfs (Baltic Studies Centre)
  • Autor: K Knickel (Institute for Rural Development Research at J W Goethe University, Germany)
  • Autor: A Strauss (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Institute of Agricultural and Forestry Economics, Austria)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación y Gestión sostenible del desarrollo rural/local
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Agroforestal
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