The Yachay Kuychi Pluriversity acknowledges historical and ongoing colonialism, and seeks greater justice in the global food system by taking a decolonizing and emancipatory approach. The Pluriversity is grounded in the fundamental interrelationship of lands, languages, and peoples, and transcends common disciplinary divisions. This is a horizontal, decolonizing, transdisciplinary, and biocultural model of education.
The Pluriversity aims to address contemporary and future global challenges through the incorporation of Indigenous ways of knowing and doing in agrobiodiversity and land use decision-making, policy, and practice.
At the local level, it will support innovation in food crop neighborhood communities as they diversify their economies, enact food sovereignty, build resilience of their terrestrial and water systems; and pursue their sustainability goals.