Debating food systems

The transformations imposed by capitalism in agri-food systems ignore and end up exterminating innumerable agro-food micro-systems in the territories. Practices, obstacles and the resilience and imagination of people and communities to resist.

in Political Economy of Food and Food Sovereignty

November 24th, Saturday, 14:00


Eber Quiñonez Hernandez (Ecosol/CES, FEUC)

He holds a PhD in Sociology from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra. Graduated in Social Psychology at the University of San Carlos de Guatemala. Member of the Study Group on Solidarity Economy at the Center for Social Studies (ECOSOL-CES). Has interest in the areas of: Rural sociology; solidarity economy; small agricultural production and family farming; environment and territorial development, among others. His doctoral thesis is being developed in the area of ​​solidarity economy and is entitled “The short circuits of commercialization of agrifood goods: A way to build close relations and solidarity between producers and consumers”.

Carmo Bica (President of the Cooperativa 3 Serras)

Foto CarmoMaria do Carmo Bica, an agricultural engineer, works in the National Rural Network / General Directorate of Agriculture and Rural Development, was a leader of the National Confederation of Agriculture as a representative of the Regional Association of Farmers of Viseu, of which she was founder and the first Direction president, was a leader of ANIMAR – Portuguese Association for Local Development for three terms, representing ADRL – Lafões Rural Development Association, which she presided over six terms. Since 2012, she has been part of the Agriculture Working Group of the European Left Party.

rita-serraRita Serra (Researcher at the Center of Social Studies)

Rita Serra is a biologist and a researcher at the Center for Social Studies. She studies the complex relationships between nature, science and society. In recent years, she has devoted herself to the theme of community forestry governance.

Moderator: Sérgio Pedro