Governance & Development

Thematic Line

Agricultural systems are complex systems that comprehend agricultural activities, framed byenvironmental, economic, and social concerns - they do not exist apart from the territorial and socio-ecological perspectives. These systems produce food and raw materials, amenities, and ecosystem services, and are sources of productivity growth and technological innovation.

The consecutive research envisages a people-centred approach that may contribute to reinforce the potential of rural areas, improving the well-being of rural population.

This approach, in line with the OECD Rural 3.0 strategy, reflects a compromise vision between 3 major objectives:

1) economic objectives, social concerns and environmental concerns, considering the co-existence of different types of rural and considering the different types of stakeholders, 2) the administration, the farmers, the private companies, the agribusiness, the civil society and 3) the researchers. As such, it is also aligned with the MED's objectives, seeking to increase excellence in research and contribute to solutions for the sustainability of agroecosystems, the environment and supporting territories in the Mediterranean.

Main goals are: There has to be a strong focus on territorial and socio-ecological perspectives on agriculture and ecosystems. In this sense, the main goals of this thematic line are tied with these perspectives and the contribution of Mediterranean agriculture, related ecosystems and the involved actors to rural development in terms of supporting employment, ancillary businesses, and environmental services.

Main questions are:

1) how to meet the OECD Rural 3.0 strategy and, recognising the diversity of challenges and opportunities in different rural areas;

2) how to focus on the problems of adding value to rural economic activities and agribusinesses, supporting adaptation to demographic change and different public services, i.e., how innovative governance models can contribute to rural development and what policy models can foster and support the necessary changes, lifting production activities and agribusinesses, additionally contributing to preserve the ecosystems.

Expected Results

1) Contributions to governance models, policy models and innovation models that exist or can be developed in Mediterranean agriculture and rural areas and how these impact the production activities and the preservation of the ecosystems;

2) Progress in multi-actor research and transdisciplinary processes.

Maria de Belém Ferreira da Silva da Costa Freitas

Coordinator

Maria de Belém Ferreira da Silva da Costa Freitas

21

INTEGRATED MEMBERS

3

PhD STUDENTS

15

Collaborators

Governance & Development Thematic Line Members

Ana Cristina Pinto Agulheiro Santos

Integrated

Ana Cristina Pinto Agulheiro Santos

Ana Margarida Pinto da Fonseca

Collaborator

Ana Margarida Pinto da Fonseca

Anabela Dias Ferreira Belo

Integrated

Anabela Dias Ferreira Belo

Carlos Alberto Falcão Marques

Collaborator

Carlos Alberto Falcão Marques

Celeste Maria Martins Santos e Silva

Integrated

Celeste Maria Martins Santos e Silva

Cristina Maria dos Santos Conceição

Integrated

Cristina Maria dos Santos Conceição

Elsa Paula Figueira Ferreira Morgado de Sampaio

Collaborator

Elsa Paula Figueira Ferreira Morgado de Sampaio

Helder Carola Espiguinha Cortes

Integrated

Helder Carola Espiguinha Cortes

José Rafael Muñoz-Rojas Morenés

Integrated

José Rafael Muñoz-Rojas Morenés

Luís Miguel Lourenço Martins

Integrated

Luís Miguel Lourenço Martins

Maria Helena Marques Enes Guimarães

Integrated

Maria Helena Marques Enes Guimarães

Maria Isabel Ferraz de Oliveira

Integrated

Maria Isabel Ferraz de Oliveira

Maria Madalena Vitório Moreira Vasconcelos

Integrated

Maria Madalena Vitório Moreira Vasconcelos

Maria Rivera Mendez

Integrated

Maria Rivera Mendez

Maria Teresa Amado Pinto Correia

Integrated

Maria Teresa Amado Pinto Correia

Maria Teresa Folgôa Batista

Integrated

Maria Teresa Folgôa Batista

Nuno Miguel Peres Sampaio Pedroso

Integrated

Nuno Miguel Peres Sampaio Pedroso

Ricardo Jorge da Costa Trindade Palmeiro Romão

Integrated

Ricardo Jorge da Costa Trindade Palmeiro Romão

Vasco Manuel Fitas da Cruz

Integrated

Vasco Manuel Fitas da Cruz

Catarina Gormicho Boavida Marques Esgalhado

Collaborator

Catarina Gormicho Boavida Marques Esgalhado

Isabel Alexandra Joaquina Ramos

Collaborator

Isabel Alexandra Joaquina Ramos

José FERRAGOLO DA VEIGA

Collaborator

José FERRAGOLO DA VEIGA

Mauro André Maurício Raposo

Collaborator

Mauro André Maurício Raposo

Nuno Ricardo Gracinhas Nunes Guiomar

Collaborator

Nuno Ricardo Gracinhas Nunes Guiomar

Rui Daniel Parreira Machado

Integrated

Rui Daniel Parreira Machado

FRANCESCO VALERIO

Collaborator

FRANCESCO VALERIO

Patrícia Alexandra Anico Gazimba Bacalhau

Collaborator

Patrícia Alexandra Anico Gazimba Bacalhau

Ana Rita Nunes Martins

Integrated

Ana Rita Nunes Martins

Carla Maria Rolo Antunes

Collaborator

Carla Maria Rolo Antunes

Maria da Conceição Rijo Dragão Lopes Coelho

Collaborator

Maria da Conceição Rijo Dragão Lopes Coelho

Sergio Prats Alegre

Integrated

Sergio Prats Alegre

Sónia Alexandra Rupio Bombico

Collaborator

Sónia Alexandra Rupio Bombico

André Filipe Catarino de Oliveira

Collaborator

André Filipe Catarino de Oliveira

Dominik Noll

Integrated

Dominik Noll

Luís Arnaldo Pinteus Duarte

Student

Luís Arnaldo Pinteus Duarte

Valdemiro Condelaque Aboo

Student

Valdemiro Condelaque Aboo

Anísio Patrício Quintas

Student

Anísio Patrício Quintas

Teresa Constança Lisboa Sampaio da Nóvoa

Collaborator

Teresa Constança Lisboa Sampaio da Nóvoa