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When: 2016-05-08 09:00,2016-05-10 19:00

Where: Södertörn University

Organiser: ERG- SYAL, Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists, NJF and the Department of Natural Sciences, Environment and Technology, in collaboration with ENTER forum, and The Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Södertörn university.

Event language: English

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe:Ja

7th International Conference on Localized Agri-food Systems

Challenges for the new rurality in a changing world

2016-05-08 09:00,2016-05-10 19:00
The European Research Group SYAL, the Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists NJF and Södertörn University welcomes you to the 7th conference on localized agri-food systems. The congress will be organised by Södertörn University and ERG SYAL, and held in Stockholm the 8-10 of May 2016.

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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 organised by Södertörn University, NJF, ERG SYAL and REDSIAL, and held at Södertörn University in Flemingsberg (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, organisational 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 Centre for Baltic and Eastern European Studies (CBEES), ENTER forum and Södertörn University.