The Intercultural University of the State of Puebla (UIEP), the IUAES Commission on the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (ICAF) and the IUAES Commission "Anthropology and Environment" (CAE) propose consideration of the theme “Small-Scale Food Producers: Legacies and Future Challenges” within the framework of an international virtual conference that will be held on March 19th-20th 2021.
Small-Scale Food Producers include family farmers, pastoralists and fishermen, but also the last hunters-gatherers and growing communities of urban farmers. This panel critically reflects on the contemporary condition of small-scale food producers from the perspective of legacies and next generation challenges. For small-scale food producers who live in a traditional way, the importance of legacies or local cultural heritage is obvious and the question of transmission to the next generations is essential and often problematic. In a globalized world, the classical notion of preservation of traditions may be obsolete, or may need to be integrated with simultaneously occurring globalisation. For instance, the future of communities that traditionally hunt for food species now considered endangered by international institutions will be caught-up in complex external political processes in their quest to preserve their culture. Contributors are thus invited to ask and help address essential questions about the future challenges faced by small-scale food producers. This includes economic viability issues, such as their ability to access land and water, to produce in sustainable ways, or to manage effectively their relationships to other, often more powerful actors within food markets. It also includes socio-cultural viability issues, such as legacy, knowledge transmission and generational change.
Paper proposals must consist of: a paper/contribution title; the name/s and email address/es of author/s; an abstract of fewer than 180 words. Deadline: February 5th 2021. The proposals must be submitted to: Frédéric Duhart, email@example.com and Thomas Reuther, firstname.lastname@example.org. Participation is free of charge.
Convenors: Guillermo Garrido Cruz (UIEP) Rector of the Intercultural University of the State of Puebla; Thomas Reuter (University of Melbourne) IUAES Commission on Anthropology and Environment (CAE); Frédéric Duhart (SFU-Paris) IUAES Commission on Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (ICAF)
ICAF General Secretary