The Latin American Scientific Network

Published at: 02 May 2023

AGROSAVIA participated in the III meeting of possible territories held in La Plata Argentina from April 17 to 19.

AGROSAVIA's participation in this scenario is important because, in view of its 30 years of creation, the evolution of its knowledge model is shown internationally, which has kept it at the forefront of technological linkage The researchers of the vegetable network Yanine Rozo from the Center for Research Palmira and Adriana Tofiño from the Motilonia Research Center presented presentations on the results of the ocañera onion, biofortified beans and drought agenda projects. The III meeting of possible territories was organized by the Latin American Scientific Network "Possible Territories, Praxis and Transformation" of the Institute for Research in Humanities and Social Sciences (IdIHCS, CONICET-UNLP) and the National University of La Plata (UNLP). The inauguration of the event was in charge of the Vice President of Scientific Affairs of CONICET Mario Pecheny. Delegations from Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Uruguay and Argentina came together at the event. The most striking aspect of the event lies in the fact that not only researchers participated, but also companies with social responsibility, ethnic and popular leaders.

The themes of the meeting revolved around the management of the territory with perspectives of territorial justice, human economy and socio-ecological transition for the achievement of fairer and more sustainable territories. CONICET Researcher Horacio Bozzano, member of the event's organizing committee, explained that the scope of sustainable territories requires the setting of common objectives of the actors that come together in the territory, such as "articulate productions of the social, exact and natural sciences in which from At the beginning of the investigation, the identities and needs of the most forgotten social groups and the most mistreated environments are heard, recorded, analyzed and interpreted, clearly with the support of inclusive public policies in the most socially and environmentally vulnerable territories”. In reference to this objective, results of Participatory-Action-Research projects and the concrete application of the Popular Science Agendas-ACP to bring science closer to communities and to the promotion of more inclusive public policies were presented. Among them, the presentations of the impacts of community universities, the cultural tourist routes projected by the communities themselves, and the blue agave seen as a product and practice in Mexico stand out.  

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