Sagiter project

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The project is based on the assumption that the progress toward a sustainable agriculture can be achieved by combining both scientific and non-specialised knowledge in order to avoid this asymmetric vision of the world in which the scientific knowledge is regarded as rational and therefore "right" and the popular knowledge as irrational and therefore "wrong" .

One must open one's own conceptual references to vernacular knowledge. The question is how the transmission of layman knowledge can work in a corpus designed for scientific knowledge? Which methodologies must be chosen to fit the transmission to the kind of knowledge and the concerned audience?

The question is how the people who use the agro-ecological knowledge have been able to acquire it and use it to develop a learning process, and can it be passed on through training?

Through this project, we intend to participate in a dynamic of promoting/upgrading this agro-ecological knowledge, and of these ingenious systems implemented with the passing of time on the territories. In this context, the training is aimed at developing the evolution of representations, acquisition, or reintroduction of techniques, consolidation of network and of social links.

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission (Léonardo Da Vinci) This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible fo r any use which may be made of the information contained therein.