Research topics

The table below figures the structuration of MALICA scientific project. It specifies how MALICA research topics and questions intend to address the linkages between rural and urban transformations by working at three levels of analysis and actions.


Sustainable food systems 


How to reconcile sustainability in urban food supplies and in local agricultural development?
Urban market transformations Agricultural transformations

Scales of analysis and action


Local development dynamics


Which technical and organizational innovations (such as producers’ organization) in the use of local territorial resources (technical, human, natural) can support rural/ urban linkages and synergies?

Domestic public policies


Which public policies should be implemented, and how can they be integrated towards sustainable food systems?

Trade, regional and international integration


Which pathways for regional and international integration can ensure dynamic and inclusive domestic food systems?

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