27 de julho de 2013

Globalization and New Challenges of Agricultural and Rural Systems

21th Annual Colloquium of the International Geographical Union Commission on the Sustainability of Rural Systems

29th July - 4th August 2013

Japan, Nagoya

The Colloquium will address a number of key themes of current concern in rural areas under the broad heading of Globalization and New Challenges of Agricultural and Rural Systems. Abstracts are invited for papers that address the following seven themes and sub-themes, broadly defined, from theoretical perspectives and that document processes of change in particular geographical contexts:

1. The social construction and analysis of 'rural sustainability'
2. Governance and rural development: progress and prospects
3. Rural society, population and settlement under conditions of economic and social change
4. Sustainability and the rural business enterprise
5. Heritage, tourism and environment: challenges and opportunities
6. Sustainability in the interaction between rural and urban systems
7. Land use, agriculture and food: issues of local sustainability in a global context

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