From the farmhouse to the world: our food is at stake was borne out of collaboration between the Peasant Movement, ETXALDE, the Agricultural Trade Union EHNE-Bizkaia and the Research Group on Social Movements and Critical Cooperation of Hegoa, Institute of Studies on International Development of the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU).
The course was established in 2016 and sought to increase the number of university spaces that offered training on and research into Food Sovereignty and Agroecology – understood as an empowering policy proposal. Not only does the course challenge the agribusiness model of production, distribution and food consumption, but it also includes methods and research approaches that are inclusive, participatory, horizontal and collaborative. The methods and research approaches incorporate a number of thought philosophies – Baserritarra, feminist, popular, theoretical, practical, etc. – and recognise the diverse nature of subjects, forms and spaces of existing knowledge creation methods. The overall objective is to showcase and generate knowledge that comes from peasants and is for peasants. To achieve this end, we incorporate and adapt La Vía Campesina's pedagogical methods used in their training sessions to the Basque context.
- Creating networks
- Social movement, social organisation
- Peasant movement, Peasant organisation