Articles tagged with: agri-food system

WW | 7th International Conference on Localized Agri-food Systems: Challenges for the new rurality in a changing world

 ARCHIVE: 08.05.16  

The European Research Group SYAL, the REDSIAL (Latin American Network on Localised Agri-food Systems) the Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientist NJF, and Södertörn University welcomes you to the 7th conference on localized agri-food systems. The conference will be organized by Södertörn University, NJF, ERG SYAL and REDSIAL, and held in Stockholm the 8-10 of May 2016.

During the last decades, Localized agri-food systems (SYAL) have become increasingly important as tools for farmers, rural firms and consumers to meet market challenges and satisfy the rising demand for “food with a farmers face”. The potential contribution of localized agri-food systems to rural development by promoting economic development, social cohesion and counter-acting the demographic impact of agricultural modernization has also increased their political relevance. Previous research has addressed various aspects of the relationship between SYAL and geographical indications, as well as territorial, organizational and cultural issues, but there are still many unanswered questions and theoretical gaps to fill.

We welcome all topics related to the new rurality and localized agri-food systems.

The conference is conducted with financial and academic sponsorship from the Center for Baltic and Eastern European Studies CBEES, ENTER forum and Södertörn University.

ES | V International Congress of Agroecology and Organic Agriculture

 ARCHIVE: 26.06.14  

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Fecha límite: 15 de marzo.
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Forum Geneva 2013 Origin, Diversity and Territories

 ARCHIVE: 19.11.13  

All information about objectives, content and practical issues are available here

Draft Programm coming soon, based on intentions of contributions, which are very welcome until Sept. 15. A few lines about what experience and research results you wish share with the audience are very welcome.

FR | Soutenance Thèse : Perrine Vandenbroucke

 ARCHIVE: 21.01.13  

Transformation de l’unité de production agricole : d’une exploitation sectorielle à une exploitation agricole territoriale. Exploitations agricoles, agriculteurs et territoires dans les Monts du Lyonnais et en Flandre intérieure de 1970 à 2010.
Thèse de doctorat de Géographie, Aménagement, Urbanisme

WW | The reinterpretation of the agri-food system and its spatial dynamics through the industrial district

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The reinterpretation of the agri-food system and its spatial dynamics through the industrial district

Th e industrial district theory has brought to the development economics the opportunity to interpret the economic change through places, where it actually is formed, as a result of the join action of the local and extra-local social, economic and institutional forces. Th is paper sets out to discuss the contribution that the industrial district theory can make to the debate on the spatial dynamics of agri-food systems in the age of globalisation. To this end, the fi rst part of the paper analyses the contribution of the industrial district approach in the relationship between industry and territory; the second part studies the evolution of the concept of the agri-food system and the main determinants of the spatial dynamics in modern agri food systems. Th is paper supports that the industrial district theory can shed a new light on the spatial dynamics of agri-food systems, and can off er an alternative to the mainstream approach. In using the local community as a unit of analysis, the ID theory gives a key role to human agents of production and their knowledge and the agri-food system can be seen as ‘a global network of places’, each place being specialized in a diff erent component of the system.