Articles tagged with: sustainable development

PT | XIII World Congress of Rural Sociology

 ARCHIVE: 29.07.12  

W8. Local Food Products and Conflicts Around Quality Construction

In a period of globalization, consumers’ concerns have been growing and many initiatives for promoting sustainable and localised food systems have emerged. These initiatives, occurring all over the world, advocate the importance of linking territory, culture and food, and of promoting food quality and sustainable consumption. In this context, quality construction processes became important: they not only create opportunities for interaction among producers, consumers and others food chain actors, but also pave the way for debate, conflict and negotiation. For instance, a debate about quality itself leads to a discussion of traditional food practices, the relationship between quality and territorial identity, current and alternative certification frameworks and procedures, and the impact of the search for food quality practices on rural development. The session invites papers at both the theoretical (theories and concepts for analysing localised food systems and conflicts over quality construction) and practical level (case studies exploring approaches in different socio-cultural, economic and institutional contexts). In particular, papers with an interdisciplinary perspective and looking at European and Latin American countries are welcome.

PT | Quality: A multi and interdisciplinary perspective

Publications & Resources
Quality: A multi and interdisciplinary perspective

The Journal TMQ QUALIDADE, Number 2, 2011, published in Portugal by SÍLABO Editions has just issued a number on "Quality: A multi and interdisciplinary perspective". This number, edited by Raquel Lucas, Margarida Saraiva and Álvaro Rosa, includes a selection of articles on quality agrifood products form Argentina, Portugal and Spain.  Manuel Luís Tibério and Artur Cristóvão, members or ERG SYAL,  contributed with an article on "Qualified traditional agrifood products: quality definition in actor networks".

CH | REDD sharing Knowledge for ethical and tasty food

Research & Development
REDD sharing Knowledge for ethical and tasty food

Today’s food is essential for tomorrow, to ensure healthy living and the sustainability of natural resources. Therefore, responsible consumption and agriculture are major concerns of modern-day society.
With an ever-increasing number of people longing for high quality agro-food products that respect the environment and contribute to sustainable human, agricultural and economic development, REDD spreads the most up-to-date knowledge and tools to promote and achieve ethical and tasty food.

ES | Spanish Journal of Rural Development

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Spanish Journal of Rural Development

Spanish Journal of Rural Development (SJRD) is a journal of recent creation, published by the Asociación Gallega de Investigadores para el Desarrollo Rural (AGAIDERU), which tries to be a discussion forum contributing to improve the knowledge of rural environment, focusing on sustainable development.