strategic institutional axes


Agroecology, food sovereignty, water, and biodiversity in the face of climate change

The ecosystemic approach must meet the territorial approach to generate proposals that address both the productive and political needs associated with agroecology, as well as to overcome the situations of food dependence in which we find ourselves. It is also crucial to understand that the possibilities of dealing with climate change necessarily require substantial changes in power dynamics and in the relations between society and the environment, based on the logic of the ecology of knowledge. Elements such as soils, access to land, biodiversity and water will therefore be crucial for the systemic strategic proposals that emerge.

Construction of alternatives to extractivism

The generation of alternatives that allow us to think of our territories beyond the dynamics of extractivism is crucial for a truly sustainable territorial development, with a long-term vision and from our own ways of understanding a full life. The current conditions for generating economic resources due to extractivism should serve to establish the conditions to overcome this situation. Articulating proposals from narratives of diversity and diversification, from creativity and allowing us to think of other possible worlds is necessary to build a society in which rights are truly assured and a full life in our territories is possible.

Gender and interculturality with intersectional approaches

Gender and intercultural approaches seek to transform situations of oppression. These are structural and the result of the intertwining of conditions of gender, ethnicity, and class which, when intersecting, generate situations of distance from power, oppression and difficulties to have a plenary life. In this line, extractivistic dynamics and colonial hegemony aggravate these situations; therefore, generating mechanisms to face these situations from pluricultural epistemologies and critical proposals, thought from care, equitable redistribution of responsibilities and autonomy, are relevant. Especially in the face of conservative discourses and practices that threaten to impose themselves under totalitarian and authoritarian strategies both locally and globally.

Social, Solidarity and Popular Economy for Just Societies

Solidarity economy is a response to a form of accumulation and management of the economy based on rentierism, consumerism, commodification and unlimited competition. It situates productive and market activities from the search for the common good, equity, reciprocity, solidarity, fair trade, ethical consumption, social co-responsibility and balance with the environment. Likewise, the economy from social approaches implies the prioritization of the satisfaction of needs collectively rather than leaving them to the market and the individual procurement of the same. The economy should also be understood as the multiple forms of exchange we have, being the forms of popular economy, from the sectors less favored by the current structures of society, in which efforts are focused to generate favorable and accessible ways of exchange. In this sense, the proposals to generate alternatives from social, solidarity and popular economies become crucial to generate full and dignified living conditions for people, respect for ecosystems and non-human populations, as well as to reduce gaps in our society.

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