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Thematic axes

Six Working Groups and Three Transversal Tables

The colloquium is carved from different perspectives of the social sciences related to agriculture, ecology and food. It aims to address the set of spaces and processes, from field to table, from a systemic perspective. It also calls for a perspective from agronomy, nutrition, natural sciences, economics, political science and territorial planning. The colloquium is carved from different perspectives of the social sciences related to agriculture, ecology and food. It aims to address the set of spaces and processes, from field to table, from a systemic perspective. It also calls for a perspective from agronomy, nutrition, natural sciences, economics, political science and territorial ordering. The goal of the meeting is to bring together the great heterogeneity of views on the processes that can improve access to agriculture and food, proposing an interdisciplinary approach (central to food studies) and integrating agriculture as a fundamental element of the discussion.

To meet this objective, we propose six working groups and three round tables[1].


Working Groups

These are three-hour work spaces for exchange about the proposals selected by the scientific committee. The person in charge may moderate each working group according to their own modalities. They will be followed by appraisal of proposals (dissemination notebooks, special issues of scientific journals, etc.).

WG1. Land, water, agro-diversity and agricultural technologies

WG2. Labor and employment in agriculture and agro-food industries

WG3. Distribution, commercialization and access to quality foods

WG4. Territories and inequalities in access to food

WG5. Food heritage, identities and social inequality

WG6. Bodies and food: Models of beauty, health, environment


Tables with transversal reflections

We propose working in three tranversal axes to reflect on the problems of food insecurity. Participants are invited to give an important and explicit place to these three concerns in their presentation proposals in order to spark a transversal and common debate in this congress.

TA. Research ethics, methods, and financing: Dilemmas of the division between public and private

TB. Public Policies and Territories

TC. Socio-ecological impacts and social inequality