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International Conference on Socio-Ecological Systems and Agro-pastoral Resources in the Challenges of Rural Areas

October 3, 2024
Universitas Mercatorum, Rome, Italy

The International Conference on Socio-Ecological Systems and Agro-pastoral Resources in the Challenges of Rural Areas is taking place on October 3-4, 2024, at Universitas Mercatorum in Rome, Italy. This conference aims to foster the exchange of research findings, experiences, and local practices related to the conservation, governance, and management of socio-ecological systems (SES), with a special focus on farming and pastoral systems in rural areas, particularly in marginal ones.

Themes and Topics Include:

  • Farming, Pastoral, and Forest Systems: Governance, Management, and Practices
  • Landscape Change and Land Use
  • Business Networks, Co-production, and Innovative Markets: Food, Energy, and Wood
  • Awareness-raising on Farming and Pastoral Systems among Non-farming Communities
  • Young People in Rural Areas
  • Recognizing and Rewarding Farmers for Ecosystem Services
  • Managing Conflicts in Commons
  • Enabling Factors for Revitalization and Ecological Transition in Rural Areas: Policy Issues
  • Social Innovation in Rural Areas: Governance and Practices
  • Living Conditions and Quality of Life in Rural Areas
  • The Role of UNESCO Recognition for Transhumance
  • Best Practices, Case Studies, and Experiences

Contribution proposals should be submitted in English to sesagrop@unimercatorum.it. Participants wishing to submit a contribution will be asked to submit an abstract (minimum 200 words, maximum 500 words). The abstract should briefly state the aim of the research, the main findings and conclusions.