Field Trips


The Field Trips of the 3rd International Conference on Agriculture and Food in an Urbanized Society will be composed of 9 different experiences located in the capital of Porto Alegre and its surroundings.

Field days aim at presenting traditional communities, agroecological-based production processes, certification, marketing, local tourism, among other topics related to agriculture and food.

The itineraries are possible due to a partnership between the Organizing Committee of the III AgUrb; Rio Grande do Sul Technical Assistance and Extension Company (EMATER-RS) and Via Campesina (site).


Registrations will be received through the e-mail



Those interested must inform the following information:
• Full name;

• Document (Passport or RG and CPF for Brazilians);

• Institution;

• Telephone.

Below is the full list of itineraries. Please be aware that each itinerary has a specific cost that covers expenses related meals and other items described in each case. All itineraries include transportation. This amount must be paid for the registration apart of the Conference fees!


For Brazilians, vacancies will be confirmed upon payment via deposit and the sending of bank receipt. For foreign participants, a pre-reservation will be made, and the confirmation of the vacancy will be pending until payment on the first day of the event.

All Rotarions have as a starting point near to the Hall of Acts of the University at 8 am.


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Date of visits: September 20, 2018

SCRIPT 1: Agroecology: production, organization, certification, teaching and research


Municipality: Porto Alegre – Zona Rural

Value: R $ 72,00 (including snacks and lunch)

Departure point: UFRGS Meeting Room – 8 hours

Brief description of the itinerary: Do you want to know the way of life of the agro-ecological producers of Porto Alegre? In this itinerary visitors have the opportunity to get out of the urban concentration of the Center of Porto Alegre and go to the Lami, in the rural environment, where is the Site of Tio Juca, pioneer producer in Agroecology in the municipality. At this point visitors will be introduced to the family production unit by means of a guided tour to know the agroecological production of vegetables, fruits, biofertilizers and composting. After the raid on this property, visitors will be taken to Granja Lia, where they will learn about the ownership and organization of the Association of Producers of the Metropolitan Agroecological Network (RAMA), Participatory Certification of Organic Products, in a roundtable discussion. lunch champion. The end of the itinerary will be in Granja Santantônio where visitors will participate in a guided tour, presenting the method of organic production in harmony with spontaneous plants, tools, green manuring and relationship with markets.

ROUTE 2: Rural Paths of Porto Alegre


Municipality: Porto Alegre – Zona Rural

Value: R $ 78,00 (including snacks, traditional beer tasting and lunch)

Departure point: UFRGS Meeting Room – 8 hours

Brief description of the itinerary: This is a script to get to know the diversity of the capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul: different types of production, people, ways of life and cultures. Upon arriving at Sítio dos Hedeiros, visitors will be able to meet an agroecological producer who makes their own seeds and seedlings and grow vegetables. Afterwards they will be taken to Santa Fé Site where they will know the history and visit the production unit. Before lunch, visitors will be able to meet the cacique of the People Mbyá Guarani, Ka’aguy Mirim, who will give a brief explanation about the tradition of the millenarian maintenance of guarani corn seeds, with exposure and sale of indigenous handicrafts. After lunch, visitors will travel to the Capororoca site where they will take a guided tour in the agroecological production of vegetables, participate in a workshop with use of unconventional food plants and can taste artisan beers.

SCRIPT 3: Community-based tourism and fishing


Town or village: Porto Alegre

Value: R $ 80,00 (including snacks, lunch and boat trips)

Departure point: UFRGS act hall – 9 hours (to the Usina do Gasômetro)

Brief description of the itinerary: This boat trip leaving the Usina do Gasômetro in the Historic Center of Porto Alegre allows visitors to enjoy the landscape formed by the waters of Lake Guaíba and the islands of the Jacuí Delta until they disembark at the headquarters of the Colony of Fishermen Z5 in Pintada Island, where they will be welcomed by the fishermen who will present the Colony and the organization of the Fishermen’s Forum of the Jacuí Delta, Guaíba Lake and North of the Patos Lagoon. There will be a guided walk along the Island, including visits to fishermen’s landing sites and historical and cultural sites. After lunch will be served at the headquarters of the Colony, the traditional fish in the taquara. The afternoon will be a talk round on the challenges and threats to artisanal professional fishing in Lake Guaíba and Laguna dos Patos and a handicraft workshop with fish scales.

ROUTE 4: “Manoel Barbosa”: Quilombola experiences and crops in urban areas


Town or City: Gravataí

Values: R $ 70.00 (including snacks, lunch and supplies for workshop). The boat ride is not included in the value and will vary according to the number of people enrolled in the itinerary. If the itinerary has 20 people (minimum number to enable the itinerary), the value of the boat leaves for R $ 30.00 per person. If the itinerary is filled, the value of the boat will be $ 15.00.

Departure point: UFRGS Meeting Room – 8 hours

Brief description of the itinerary: In this itinerary for the Manoel Barbosa community, in the municipality of Gravataí, visitors will have the opportunity to experience some of the history and culture of the quilombolas. At the venue, people will be able to attend a historic community memory workshop and the Abayomi doll making. The morning follows with a talk round about social and productive inclusion and public policies for quilombolas, with extensionists and traditional masters. Afterwards there will be a lunch with dishes made based on the cuisine of African heritage. In the afternoon there will be visits to quilombola farms in urban areas and a school boat ride along the banks of the Gravataí River.

ROUTE 5: Community-based and cultural tourism in the Quilombo of the Alpes


Town or village: Porto Alegre

Value: R $ 70,00 (including snacks, lunch and workshop supplies)

Departure point: UFRGS Meeting Room – 8 hours

Brief description of the itinerary: Visitors will head for the chain of hills that separates the city from the south, arriving at the Quilombo of the Alps, at the top of Morro da Glória, where they will have a panoramic view of Lake Guaíba and part of the city. Initially, visitors will be received at the headquarters of the Association of Quilombo of the Alps D Edwirges, where a Memory Wheel will be held. In the sequence they will be guided by the Trail of Ancestry, Herbs and Religiosity and after lunch will be served in the Octagon (the Association’s headquarters). In the afternoon, a workshop will be held with the Medicinal Plants: uses in Religion and Health and at the end of the itinerary, teas and jams will be served.


“They are paths based on ancestry and memory, which demonstrate the territoriality lived by the residents over 120 years, aiming at introducing the paths and history of the Quilombo of the Alps, valuing the trajectory of the matriarch Edwirges Francisca Garcia da Silva, flavor of teas and jams that are traditionally grown by the community”.

SCRIPT 6: The traditional fishing in the north coast of Rio Grande do Sul


Municipality: Tramandaí and Imbé

Value: R $ 60,00 (including snacks and lunch)

Departure point: UFRGS Meeting Room – 8 hours

Short description of the script: arriving at the Museum Abrilina Hofmeister in Tramandaí, visitors will be greeted with a coffee while listening to the story of artisanal fisheries in the region. Afterwards, visitors can participate in a walk through the Foz do Rio Tramandaí to know the environment where it gives the fishing cooperative, which is the traditional cast net fishing so made by traditional fishermen, and peaceful interaction with them porpoises. Following the group will go to the Ceclimar – Center for Coastal Studies, limnology and Marine – get to know Botos Project Bar and participate in a conversation wheel with the fishermen and the proposal of articulators. Lunch will be at a local restaurant with fish dishes and handicraft exhibition linked to fishing activity. The afternoon will be dedicated to a conversation about sustainability in artisanal fishing and a tour to meet the traditional problems and boats.

SCRIPT 7: The Guarani Culture – Mbya Jeguatá


Town or village: Viamão

Value: R $ 50,00 (including snacks and lunch)

Departure point: UFRGS Meeting Room – 8 hours

Brief description of the itinerary: The destination is the municipality of Viamão, where visitors will be welcomed at the School of Aldeia Tekoá Jatai’ty, with an explanation about the Mbya Guarani Culture and conversation with the community leadership. The itinerary aims to promote immersion in the indigenous culture and will include a walk along the village trail in the middle of the native forest that is the environment where they live and relate to the fauna and flora. At this moment visitors will also have the opportunity to participate in traditional games, indigenous games like bow and arrow, among others. After lunch in the village, participants will be able to accompany a cultural presentation with traditional singing and dancing and a conversation with members of the community. On site there will also be exhibition and sale of handicrafts.

SCRIPT 8: Come Discover a New Coastline through the Food Pathway


City or Town: Itati

Value: R $ 60,00 (including snacks and lunch)

Departure point: UFRGS Meeting Room – 8 hours

Brief description of the itinerary: The trip to the North Coast of Rio Grande do Sul will aim to provide the food path from the cooperative point of view. During this visit, participants will be welcomed at the COOMAFITT Cooperative in Itati, with rural coffee typical of the region, where they will receive information on how farmers organize themselves in a cooperative to sell their produce and access new markets. After this conversation the visitors will be taken to the property of Telmo and Sidnei Justin, to know their experience with agroforestry and rural succession in the field. Lunch will be held at Sítio Souza, with food produced on the property. In the afternoon, visitors can walk through the property’s organic banana tree. The role of women in this region is also encouraged, so it is planned during the afternoon, a visit to the Association of Women for Community Development of Three Forks (AMADECOM) and a women-run agro-industry. In this way, the visitors, besides knowing the history of the Association, will know how women organize themselves in the field and how their experiences with institutional markets are. The itinerary ends at the logistic headquarters of COOMAFITT, where the distribution of food from family farming to various regions of the state occurs and where experiences of intercooperation will be presented.

SCRIPT 9: Production of agroecological foods produced from Agrarian Reform settlements – Terra Livre brand


Town or village: Eldorado do Sul

Price: R $ 30,00  (including snacks and lunch)

Departure point: UFRGS Meeting Room – 8 hours

Brief description of the itinerary: Visit to the Cooperative of Seated Workers of the Region of Porto Alegre LTDA – COOTAP, with its Headquarters located in the Gaúcha Integration Settlement, Eldorado do Sul – RS, 15 km away from Porto Alegre. with 1,462 Associated Families, organized in productive groups. These are called Management Groups, such as Agroecological Rice, Fruit and Vegetables, and Milk, as well as the Bakeries Collectives. These management and collective groups are made up of families settled in the Agrarian Reform of 21 Settlements, 16 Municipalities of the Metropolitan Region and Campaign. On this day will be made the presentation of the largest experience of food production Terra Livre, highlighting the production of Agroecological rice, after this presentation will be visited farmers producing food Terra Livre, rice, horticulture and the unit of receipt and storage of rice.