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Brasília ­ DF 28, 29 e 30 de julho de 2004


8ª Conferência Internacional sobre Caprinos

Dias: 4 a 9 de julho de 2004

Local: Pretória, África do Sul

Prazo final para submissão de trabalhos: Dia 31 de janeiro de 2004

Representação no Brasil: Professora Norma Ribeiro, do Departamento de Zootecnia da UFRPE

Telefone: (81) 3302.1574
Site: www.icjsa.co.za.com.br

XI Congresso Internacional de Sociologia Rural (IRSA)

Que terá lugar em Trondheim na Noruega de 25 a 30 de Júlio de 2004

Lembro que com Marilda Menezes, Savo Trifuvonic (Universidade de Masky, >Yugolslavia e Cheik Oumar Ba, ISRA, Senegal) coordenamos o workshop 18 " Globalização e transformações sociais das agriculturas familiares: resistências e mutações" que oferece não somente uma oportunidade de
comparação dos nossos trabalhos sobre a evolução das agriculturas familiares do Brasil com as da Ásia, Austrália, África, Estados Unidos, Canada, Europa, mas oferece também uma possibilidade de dar a conhecer os trabalhos originais realizados no Brasil em matéria de movimentos sociais no campo, de analise dos assentamentos de reforma agraria, de pluriatividade e multifuncionalidade da agricultura, assim como nas novas leituras dos valores e das raízes camponesas das agriculturas familiares

Anexo a seguir o texto de chamada do workshop e as indicações para envio dos resumos "online".


Eric Sabourin

XI World Congress of Rural Sociology

Trondheim, Norway, July 25-30, 2004

n° Workshop

Convenors Languages


Globalization and Family farming social transformations : resistance and mutations

Eric Sabourin <mailto:sabourin@cirad.fr>sabourin@cirad.fr
jointly with Savo Trifunovic <mailto:trifunovic.s@maskv.edu.yu>trifunovic.s@maskv.edu.yu, Marilda
Menezes <mailto:marilda@ch.ufpb.br>marilda@ch.ufpb.br

& Cheik Oumar Ba <mailto:coba@isra.sn>coba@isra.sn

Abstracts English + spanish, french & portuguese but full papers in english

Workshop 18

"Globalisation and family farming social transformations : resistance and mutations".
"Mondialisation et transformations sociales des agricultures familiales: résistances et mutations"
"Globalización y transformaciones sociales de la agriculturas campesinas : resistencias y mutaciones"
"Globalização e transformações sociais das agriculturas familiares : resistências e mutações"

Co-ordination : Eric Sabourin (Cirad, France) & Savo Trifunovic (Masky University, Yugoslavia), Maria Aparecida de Menezes (Campina Grande Federal University, Brazil) & Cheik Oumar Ba (ISRA, Senegal)

Family farms provide most of the world's agricultural production; they supply markets with raw and processed products and have an important role in the natural resource management. In spite of several modernisation theories announcement, peasant agriculture (partially integrated to non perfect markets) have not disappeared in the south countries. In the North family farm units coexist with family agricultural small firms/enterprises. Family farms are innovative and can be found all over the world because of their capacity to adapt to different situations, showing resistance and resilience potential which can be associated to a social capacity of mutation and adaptation. By the way, both in the north and in the south countries, family agriculture is faced with the challenges of globalisation in a liberalised environment marked by the end of State support and the opening of markets to external competition. Smallholders, peasants and family farmers are being confronted with rapidly changing environment as they are increasingly faced to global economy processes and to their local effects : decentralisation, privatisation, economical integration, etc.

The workshop will examine the transformations and opportunities created by these change and try to analyse how they can be characterised. Is it in terms of resistance, of survival or in terms of mutation of traditional peasant societies? On an other the hand is there any perspective for a complete transformation to a market integrated firm-like model ?

Several questions can guide the main lines of this workshop :

* Which kind of social or socio-economical processes can explain the adaptation capacity of peasant or family farm structures : forms of land/resources access and management, the organisation of family labour
and the management of family assets ? existence of reciprocity and redistribution relations, based on human values ?

* How, in certain conditions, family farmers and stakeholders are enabling to diversify their activities or to suit new sustainable and multifunctional types of family agriculture ? How agricultural innovation
processes are triggered or inhibited by the challenges of globalisation ? Interest of social capital analysis ?

* Which socio-political capacities can explain the alliance and links with other stakeholders, in order to enabling rural and peasants to empower their organisations, to renew co-ordination mechanisms and to
find new ways of regulating agricultural sectors and establishing public policy ?

* On an other way, how can we observe the permanence of family farms and the end of peasant societies, for example comparing African and Latin American situations ?

XI World Congress of Rural Sociology

Trondheim, Norway

July 25th-30th 2004


Call for Abstracts

The theme of the XI World Congress of Rural Sociology is unevenness, risks, resistance and dialogue in relation to rural economies and societies throughout the world. In exploring the role of agency in mediating and negotiating change, congress papers will pay particular attention to the associated processes of social inclusion and exclusion for people in rural areas. Papers will be presented in Working Group and Symposia sessions, which broadly address the following themes:

* Rural governance: local partnerships, decentralization and the state
* New social movements
* Resistance, transformation and challenges
* Gender issues in rural societies
* New developments in food supply chains
* Globalization and the family farm: struggles, strategies and new
* Rural development policy and practice
* Resources, territory and environment
* Alternative agricultures

The XI World Congress will be held in Trondheim (pronounced Tron-heim):
Norway's third largest city with a population of about 150,000. Trondheim is a modern city with a highly respected university and a research community ranking among the best in Europe. It is also a popular stop for tourists pursuing the summer Midnight Sun or the Northern Lights (aurora borealis) of winter.

Abstracts of 250 words for paper or poster presentations that address the conference theme are now being invited. Abstracts should be submitted to Working Group Chairs through the on-line submission form on the IRSA website. Please log onto the web site at <http://www.irsa-world.org/XI/index.html>http://www.irsa-world.org/XI/index.html for further information on the conference and the procedure for abstract submission. Inquiries may also be directed to the Deputy Programme Chair, Lynda Herbert-Cheshire, at <mailto:l.herbertcheshire@uq.edu.au>l.herbertcheshire@uq.edu.au .

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 12th January 2004, with full papers due by 1 May 2004.

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