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Grant number: 19/16808-3
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2020
Effective date (End): June 27, 2020
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography - Human Geography
Principal researcher:Maria Encarnação Beltrão Sposito
Grantee:César Andrés Alzate Hoyos
Supervisor abroad: Motoki Akitsu
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil
Research place: Kyoto University, Japan  
Associated to the scholarship:17/04041-4 - Alternative food networks and consumption in the production of urban space: comparative case study Brazil-Colombia, BP.DR


This proposal for a Research Internship Abroad (BEPE), scheduled to be held during asix-month period at Kyoto University, outlines plans to study the practices ofAlternative Food Networks (AFNs) in Japan. It focuses on experiences that gave rise toCommunity Supported Agriculture (CSA), such as the Teikei initiatives, born in the late1960s, and the Choku-bai-jo (CBJ), which is a type of Japanese Farmers Market. Giventhe importance of Japan in the emergence of such initiatives, and in a context of highpermeability with global market policies, it seeks to deepen reflections on the specificfeatures of some AFNs through the rural-urban dialectic and its determinations. Thiswill allow for the identification of transformations in food production and in theproduction of urban space as two correlative and coexistent movements, making itpossible to reconceive the role of consumption and of active territorialities. Taking intoaccount the technical, symbolic and organizational dimensions of these relationshipswill allow for the development of new analytical approaches to the study of food,citizenship and the transformation of urban space.