In 2023, the IV International Congress, organized by Rural RePort and SEHA, invites to discuss historically agricultural and food challenges, between the local and the global. After Lisbon (2016), Santiago de Compostela (2018) and Salamanca (2020/2021), the new congress will be held on September 6, 7 and 8, 2023 at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra (Portugal).
This IV International Congress proposes to discuss a fundamental question: how to feed the human population? This is an important issue today as it was in the past. Because access to sufficient food is a vital need, how to achieve this goal has always been a central ambition for Humanity. As an individual and collective challenge, the solutions found varied according to time and place. This congress aims to contribute to identify and explain these solutions, promoting interpretations anchored in historical knowledge about the dynamics of production, transaction, transformation, storage and consumption of food.
Josefa D´Óbidos, Natureza morta com doces e barros, 1676 (Biblioteca Municipal Braamcamp Freire, Santarém/Portugal). Uma pintora Ibérica (Sevilha 1630 – Óbidos 1684).