The Symposia aim to contemplate a wide range of discussions on agriculture and food. In all, there will be 20 symposia during the Conference (5 per day), which will take place in the early afternoon, in auditoriums for audiences of about 250 people. At least two per day simultaneous translation, and the other tree will happen in different languages. Those activities are part promoted by III AgUrb organization and in part by partner institutions.

September 17th

Food policies to sustainable systems and responsible consumption

Lilian dos Santos Rahal - National Secretary of Food and Nutrition Security (Brazil)

Cecilia Rocha - Centre for Studies in Food Security (Canada)

Renato Maluf - Professor of Post-graduation in Development, Agriculture and Society at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Sandrine Freguin-Gresh - Agricultural Research Centre for International Development - CIRAD (France)

Private and corporate practices towards sustainable food systems

Michael S. Carolan - Colorado State University ISC/(United States)

Julia Guivant - Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil)

Gianluca Brunori - Pisa University (Italy)

Yanfeng Zhou - Business School, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou (China)

Assessing Urban Food Policies: integrating methodological approaches


Giampiero Mazzocchi - Università La Sapienza/Università del Molise (Italy)

Morgane Retière - University of São Paulo / Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint Denis (France)

Lya Cynthia Porto De Oliveira - Getulio Vargas Foundation / School of Business Administration of São Paulo (Brazil)

Giacomo Pettenati - University of Turin, Department of Cultures, Politics and Society (Italy)

Nicolas Bricas - Agricultural Research Centre for International Development - CIRAD (France)

BioEconomy, Circular Economy and sustainable agri-food systems

Adriana Gregolin - Food and Agriculture Organization, Latin America and Caribbean Office

Terry Marsden - Sustainable Place Institute, Cardiff University (United Kingdom)

Loic Sauvée - Director de Pesquisas científicas da Unilasalle (France)

Márcio Portocarrero - Brazilian Association of Cotton Producers CEO - ABRAPA (Brazil)

Traditional and artisanal food for sustainable agro-food systems: norms, advances and perspectives in debate

Fabiana Thomé da Cruz - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

Claire Lamine - French National Institute for Agricultural Research/ INRA (France)

Vanessa Schottz - Program for Socio-productive Inclusion with Food Safety (Brazil)

September 18th

Challenges and opportunities in governing the complexity of the global food systems

Marijke D'Haese - Department of Agricultural Economics, Ghent University (Belgium)

John Wilkinson - Professor of Post-graduation in Development, Agriculture and Society at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Harriet Friedmann - Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto (Canada)

Thomas Reardon - Michigan University (United States)

The multiple functions of urban agriculture


Marcos José de Abreu - Councilman at the City Hall of Florianópolis (Brazil)

Heloisa Costa - Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)

Antonio Lattuca - Urban Agriculture Program of Rosario Coordinator (Argentina)

Guido Santini - Technical coordinator of the Food for the Cities Programme , Food and Agriculture Organization/ FAO (Italy)

Sustainable food production systems: how to feed the world in 2050?


Valter Bianchini - Food and Agriculture Organization (Brazil)

Cecília Gianoni - Cooperative Program for the Agroalimentary and Agroindustrial Technological Development of the Southern Cone - PROCISUR (Uruguay)

Paulo Cesar de Faccio Carvalho - Agronomy Faculty from Federal University of Rio Grande Sul (Brazil)

Edson Bolfe - Researcher at the Brazilian Company of Agricultural Research on vegetable production – EMBRAPA (Brazil)

Linking rural producers and urban consumers in a changing global food system: a comparison in the Global South


Cátia Grisa - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

Patrick Carron - French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (France)

Chitpasong Kousonsavath - National University of Laos (Vietnam)

Stéphane Guéneau - French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development, Unb and UFMA (France)

September 19th

The contribution of peasants and Family farming to food security


Cleonice Back - State Coordinator FETRAF/South for RS (Brazil)

Jan Douwe van der Ploeg - Wageningen University (Netherlands)

João Pedro Stedile - National Coordination of the Movement of Landless Rural Workers (MST) and Via Campesina (Brazil)

Pan Lu - China Agricultural University (China)

 Food socio-biodiversity: integrating cultures and environments

Promoted by: Biodiversity International fund

Gabriela Coelho de Souza - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

Danny Hunter - Biodiversity Food and Nutrition (Australia)

Juliana Simões - Secretariat of Extractivism and Sustainable Rural Development / Ministry of the Environment/ MMA (Brazil)

Camila Neves Soares Oliveira - Department of Conservation and Management of Species / MMA (Brazil)

Food systems and inequality gaps: how to end all forms of malnutrition?

Santiago Franco - Cacique of the Village Yvy Poty, Mbyá Guarani (Brazil)

Albaneide Maria Lima Peixinho - Director of Nutrition from Centre of Excellence against Hunger (Brazil)

Marc Wegerif - Human Economy Programme, University of Pretoria (South Africa)

Suzi Barletto Cavalli – Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil)

Solidarity Cooperativism and Family Farming: Latin America experience

Vanderley Ziger - Union of Cooperatives of Family Farming and Solidarity Economy President (Brazil)

Lautaro Viscay - Mercosur (Uruguay)

Cledir Magri - Cresol Confederation (Brazil)

Alair de Freitas - Federal University of Viçosa (Brazil)

Agroecological Food Systems in Metropolitan Regions

André Biazoti - National Collective of Urban Agriculture (Brazil)

Patricia Marra Sepe - City Hall of São Paulo (Brazil)

Rodrigo Perpétuo - International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (Brazil)

Darklane Rodrigues Dias - Subsecretariat for Food and Nutrition Security of the City Hall of Belo Horizonte (Brazil)

Daniela Adil - SUSAN / Belo Horizonte City Hall and AUÊ! / UFMG (Brazil)

September 21st

The contribution of Agroecology to resilient food systems



Paulo Petersen - Executive Coordination Family Farming and Agroecology (Brazil)

Alison Blay-Palmer - Director of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, University of British Columbia (Canada)

Pablo Tittonell – National Institute of Agricultural Technology - INTA (Argentina)

Alvir Longui – Ecovida Network (Brazil)

Transgenic, agrochemicals and food risks


Leonardo Melgarejo - Brazilian Association of Agroecology (Brazil)

Julia Guivant - Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil)

Renato Zanella - Federal University of Santa Maria (Brazil)

Myriam Paredes - Latin American School of Social Sciences (Ecuador)

Warning nutritional front of package labeling: a necessary action for the guarantee of healthy and adequate diets

Elisabetta Recine - University of Brasília and National Council of Food Security and Nutrition - Consea (Brazil)

Michele Lessa - Health Ministry (Brazil)

Ana Paula Bortoletto - Brazilian Institute of Consumer Protection - Idec (Brazil)

The contributions of Gastronomy to new relations between production and consumption

Teresa Corção - Maniva Institute (Brazil)

Raul Matta - Gottingen University (Germany)

Rita Lobo - Chef and TV presenter on culinary show (Brazil)

Luis Ginocchio Balcázar - Former Minister of Agriculture of Peru and leader of the APEGA (Gastronomy Association) (Peru)

BioEconomy Value chains – Latin American experiences

Alisson Nascimento dos Reis - Project analyst from South-South Trilateral Cooperation, Brazilian Agency Cooperation - ABC/MRE (Brazil

Joelcio Carvalho - WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger, United Nations World Food Programme (Brazil)

Elena Li - National BioTrade Program of Peruvian Institute of Natural Products (Peru)

Fábio Santiago - Technician from Diaconia (Brazil)

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