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International Conference –“ Living territories 2018”

Date: 22-24 January 2018
Title: International Conference –“ Living territories 2018”
Country: France
Location: Montpellier
Organiser: CIRAD
Website: https://livingterritories2018.cirad.fr/fr
Type of event: European meeting: Universities and research

Following the belief that there won’t be peace nor prosperity, including in the urban world, without living and flourishing rural communities, the Conference will showcase the importance of rural territories to the achievement of SDGs, both locally and globally.

What are the benefits of a territorial approach to agricultural production, agri-chain regulation, services provision? What is the role of community-based actions in the provision of new rules, norms and acts towards territorial development? Are they helpful in addressing conflict resolution and strengthening regulation? How to conceive and implement methods and tools to foster territorial development? Finally, can territorial strategies contribute to renovate the framework for development?

Three specific objectives are identified for this international conference, namely:

  • To highlight new methods and scientific knowledge on territorial approaches to rural development, specifically in the Global South.
  • To showcase successful place-based innovations and projects including organisational and institutional reforms.
  • To analyse and question the conditions of success for territorial development, especially within the context of the implementation of the SDGs.

The debates will be devoted to the following themes:

  • Innovations, coordinations and regulations.
  • Agri-chains and territorial development.
  • Territorial development and globalization: think locally, act globally?

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